Monday, January 21, 2013

Built With Stone






Built with Stone




Try to imagine the days of long hours,

the weeks of long days,

the years of perseverance.



                      Collecting,

                                                              hauling,

                                                                                                 sorting,
                                                                         
                                                                                                                            stockpiling

                                                                                                                                                                rocks.











Imagine the patience of the Stone Mason

                                                                                     as he selected the right rock

                                                                                                                                                 for the right place.














He expertly applied the mortar,

carefully maneuvered it into position,

and while waiting for the cement to set,

moved on to the next boulder,

the next rock,

the next.
















Imagine doing this,

                                      over and over,

                                                                 again and again,

                                                                                                   front to back,

                                                                                                                              bottom to top,

                                                                                                                                                          on all four walls.










Imagine this barn

                                                       being built with stone,

                                                                                                                     150 years ago. 




This solid structure, 
this enduring tribute, 
honors and preserves
the patience and persistence
of the Stonemason.
                                                                                               

                                                                                                             














(Click on photos to enlarge)

Photo Location : Pine Creek,  Montana  (Montana)