Author Archives: Mary Cooke
Remnant of Original Building Wall
A nice leaning top coping.
This handsome stack reaches on beside the road for acres. Because it is on the down slope of the hill, the waller has left little Weep Holes to prevent the wall collapse, in case too much water drains down the … Continue reading
It’s Bluebonnet time in Texas and that calls for a drive to soak it up. On our scenic drive we found a jewel amongst the blue. A beautiful red sandstone dry stack that is at least 175 years old. With … Continue reading
Our best friend is rocking the dry stack…. They surround themselves with rocks in the home and yard, and this compliments living with textures of Fir, pine and snow. These top two photos show these hand picked beauties accented with … Continue reading
More intricate dry stack using the Swiss Cheese limestone. The jigsaw puzzle that develops as the stacking goes along ends up as an abstract finish. This informal stacking gets it’s strength and finishing touch with the coping.
It doesn’t snow very often, so it is cause for photography! Our usually sweltering old wall had a treat of a dusting of snow in February 2010. Kids of all ages were thrilled!
This stately remnant is on a lot all to itself, with only a gnarly oak and cactus to keep it company. The owners built their home on the next lot, leaving this wall plenty of room to breath. I am … Continue reading
Warm rust, honey, cream, Dijon…..The range of color in the limestone available is part of the charm. It is affordable enough to bring your vision to life. Perhaps a ribbon of this beautiful stone trailing across acres of land. Not … Continue reading
The deer on our property seem to like the wall. They lay down next to it, put their fawns in the shelter of it, and show us their gazelle jumps over it. This buck stopped to give me a portrait.