Thursday, October 24, 2013


The above photo prompted Mr. JimP to comment elsewhere: "Love that  boulder worked into the shape of a bird head. Those are *all* over New England." 

I did respond with the eventual posting of a photo:

This boulder, perhaps 3 or 4 feet in diameter, was found while walking along what you really could call a "terrace-like stone row." There was wet land below and I stepped up to higher ground after looking at the lower east facing side. I call this photo below evidence that it was modernly farmed:
Now there were some rock piles of sorts and other boulders here and there along this row:
There was even a little segment jutting out at a right angle from the terrace-like row, into the one time field, now succeeding back into wooded land trust property:

Modern field clearing by farmers too lazy, too tired or possibly too intoxicated, to add to the "stone wall" reminder of our agricultural past, or something older, ceremonial in nature, that's even older?
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Menotomy Maps said...

Gotta add a bird:

Tim MacSweeney said...

The boulder in the background, right? - with the vee shape?

Menotomy Maps said...

No, I’m talking the big boulder in the center or the photo.
Maybe it’s a turtle or a mouse or muskrat instead.
The ‘eyes’ are smooth and I believe worked by people, not erosion.