Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Series of Rock Piles Oct 14 2017

This is series of unique rock piles running along a ridge in a northerly direction , regularly spaced so that as you walk you can anticipate where the next pile will be.  They are spread out over almost 3/4's of a mile.  I expect if I had more time and a few less years, I could follow them for several more miles.  It appears that they have been knocked about over the years, and are buried in woodland debris. They may not be in the exact order.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Two Years Later

Today I took a longer walk through the area which I photographed two years ago. It was a bit disappointing to discover some of the rock piles or features had been run over and destroyed. Perhaps my pink ribbons had blown away. Bits of evidence showed otherwise, however.
Photo taken August 14, 2017. The beautiful bird effigy is covered over with branches cut from the tops of downed trees.
There is too much for me to clear.  But this wasn't the sad part. The sad part was finding some of the features have been totally destroyed.  The circles with quartz in the center are impossible to find under the brush.
I had been more hopeful. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Revisiting the Rock Piles

Two years ago a forester began cutting and he was obviously going to run over everything in his path with huge equipment.  So I tied ribbons on the rock piles and asked him to not run over them. I acknowledged it wasn't my property but

he would respect why the rock piles were important. He said he would try his best, as it was difficult to see from the top of his big equipment. I dared not go back until today, 2years later.
He hand tried to give the more important piles a miss.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Where the Light Comes In

Throwback to August 2015.

 The woods have been "harvested" since this photo was taken, and many of the stones have been run over by heavy equipment, or are buried underneath the fallen branches that were never cleaned up afterwards.
Without a wide angle lens, my cell phone wasn't able to capture the scene as I first came upon it, .but you can see a few glints in the 2 o'clock position, which turned out to be an array of quartz rocks placed within rock circles or set on top of a base rock.


Overlooking The Lake

The black and white closeup illustrates the care taken to construct this effigy. In the center a round rock has been placed to hold the head in place on the supporting boulder. There are smaller stones placed on and around this feature.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rock ring with Quartz

There are many consciously placed  rock rings lying under the Norwich woodland debris. Shown here is a double ring which outlines an oval depression.  Note the one white quartz on top right.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wild Turkey Facing West

This  Wild Turkey shaped "perched" rock differs from a lot of other boulders dropped by the last glacier because of it's "perched" demeanor, and that it isn't buried as deeply in woodland debris.
About  3 feet tall, it stands on a large flat bolder, similar to the one in the right background.  If someone were to dislodge the several flat rocks propped against the downhill side,  it could easily be rolled  on down the hill.