Friday, October 28, 2016

Other Sorts of Ends of Rows of Stones

    Well, all day long the day before yesterday, in the back of my mind, I kept thinking about ends of stone rows (or rows of stones or stone walls) that may not have boulders at the place where they end (or perhaps where they begin, since a big boulder that resembles a snake’s head might signify a beginning while a row of stones that sort of dribbles off into a wet spot might be interpreted as a tail). Sometimes the snake’s head resembles smaller stones stacked likes the scales of a serpent, a squamation or scalation variation (and sometimes it is quite beautiful too).

    Tickle the search box at Rock Piles with “ends of stone walls” and you will find the source of the photo that had been eluding me for weeks and months now right here:
Photo Source: Larry Harrop (2008)

And sometimes the Great Serpent’s head stone is a bedrock outcrop, another variation that I can’t rhyme right this moment...

    Tickle the search box at Rock Piles with “ends of stone walls” and you will find something in-between in size (and quite beautiful too):
theseventhgeneration writes:
"This is a stone wall near the Pepacton Reservoir in an area called The Pepacton Ledges. I started out by finding the end of the wall..."
“...Downhill the wall widens... Feeling like this is arguably some sort of mill or agrarian purpose at first glance, I still found myself attracted to the beauty of the entire structure and also surprised that this survived the flood of 2006...” 
     And we just might be back to the Squamation Variation:

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