Rolling Acres Lane
I have a lot of rocks. That may be the understatement of the week.
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|<-- When I'm out walking with my dogs, I carry a 12" pry bar. I use it to dig up rocks. I put them into piles for later use. -->|
|<-- Sometimes I leave them because
they are bigger than I need at the time.
Being clever on occasion, I have devised a way to move rocks that I can't lift. -->
<-- I use some of the rocks for decorative borders. -->
|<-- Sometimes I use them to make firepits -- like the one down in the clearing, or the little one by the swing. -->|
|<-- Sometimes I use them to create planter beds -- like this one up near my shop, or this one down in the clearing. -->|
|<-- I use them for borders along my
Camellia Walk is bordered by rocks on both sides, even though you can't see them here (trust me). -->
|<-- I use them just to define and
set apart some planting areas.
Another example of a walkway border. -->
|<-- A planting area out front.
A planter bed for my hydrangeas. -->
|<-- Another area out front.
A nicely defined planting area out back beyond the deck. -->
|<-- I used rocks to create these
flower beds for Lucy. As you can see, she has used them nicely.
And a border to help define the swing area. -->
|<-- Sometimes I use the larger
rocks as decorative pieces by themselves.
Sometimes I don't move them very far. This one is about two feet from where I dug it out. -->
|<-- Occasionally, I get a little insane and decide to use rock walls to change the contours of the area. I used this wall to raise the level coming down from the yard, and brought in a lot of topsoil to fill behind it. -->|
|<-- There's no particular reason
for this picture, other than the fact that I just like it.
I don't always move rocks. Sometimes I just learn to like them right where they are (sometimes there's no choice). -->
|<-- Sometimes I try to create
historical replicas. This is a replica of the Great Wall of China.
I asked Lucy about it, since she has seen the Great Wall. She said
needs more rocks.
The pathway and entry to the Temple area. -->
|<-- A closer look at the Temple
area, which may someday feature a waterfall and a stream.
The waterfall is on the right, and the stream will run under the little bridge. -->
|<-- The stream will empty into the
pond, then recirculate back to the waterfall.
Another look, this time across the pond toward the Temple. -->