Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Point of Rocks
The ranch is full of rocks and stones, of course. Mostly crumbly sandstone covered in carpets of moss in an array of complex, luxuriant greens. There is a long outcropping of rocks, a thick, broken seam that runs across our property. We learned that long ago, maybe 50 or 60 years ago, rock was quarried from the ranch and used to build the local high school stadium. Looking at the size of the structure it's surprising that any rocks remain here on the land. It's an impressive if inelegant stadium, rough and sturdy, with colors ranging from deep brown to rust to burnished gold. The raw rocks hewn and hauled and fitted into place to fit our needs. The hand of man touching stone.