Monday, November 22, 2004

PHOTO FRIDAY ENTRY... PATTERN

ROCK FENCE OR STONE WALL?

I know there is a difference between the two, but I can not for the life of me explain it.  There is a stretch of road that runs between Lexington and Paris.  Several years ago the community was talked into changing the road from a treacherous and deadly two lane into a four lane country highway.  Some of the most beautiful horse farms in Kentucky are on that road. A lot of care was taken in saving the integrity of  the area when progress rolled through.  Lots of small details, like putting back up the rock fences.  Though they are no longer rock fences...but stone walls.

A Rock Fence is a thing of beauty, pieced together by an artist. A simple but intricate pattern of beauty.

(Jeez I can't spell!  I've had to edit this five times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

17 comments:

my78novata said...

My family built some of the first here in ky. in the one you will notice that no mortor is needed. In the other its peiced together to fit so that nothing is needed to keep it in tackt. They had a class on it right here on main street here in winchester. There really is a difference. WHO D have thunk.

readmereadyou said...

I LOOOOOOVE THIS. I love stone and rock....always have. Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing it.
Angela

mlraminiak said...

It is wonderful...I'd like to have it in my yard.  The look of age and permanence...it might clash a little with our late nineties neighborhood, but who cares!  Lisa  :-]

suzypwr said...

They are beautiful! xoxo

ksquester said...

It's amazing the things that I grew up with and didn't realize they were special until I moved far away. The beauty of those fences and of the horsefarms are so speical. Thanks for the marvelous pictures to help me with my more pleasant memories.   Anne

redhdka said...

It is beautiful!

yakima127 said...

No matter what this one is, I love it!  JAE

emfeasel said...

No matter what it is, you take a beautiful picture.

E

gypsytrader49 said...

Simply Gorgeous!

freeepeace said...

Beautiful.  Remember, correct spelling isn't always necessary when it comes to artistic expression. ;)

musenla said...

Another great photo!  If it's higher than you, it's a wall, isn't it?  =P

mrccgoody said...

Very, very wonderful...I've probably seen these lots of times and never properly appreciated it...until now, thanks to you! :)

greyhoundloner03 said...

It's beautiful.

chasingmoksha said...

Hey, that looks like my wailing wall!  The rock fences remind me of the descriptions in 19th century British novels that detail the seperation of estates.

Very nice picture.

deabvt said...

Beautiful Pattern!!
V

cneinhorn said...

great depiction of pattern....I did bricks from my fireplace, but didn't turn out well, so haven't posted anything for pattern yet, I like this one though......very nice...
~jerseygirl

krobbie67 said...

Hmm....I never knew there was a difference but I think I've always called them stone walls. :-) ---Robbie