An Appreciation of Stone (38)

Sandstone and Granite pavers stacked at a salvage yard.

Great Stuff

foundation-stone, barnstone

[Granite in the foreground, some old foundation stone in back.]

Here’s another look at the yard. There’s some great stuff here, and some not-so great stuff here. Do you know which is which?

slavage-yard, barn-stone, granite curbing

[Looking for a home.]



By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.


  1. Beautiful! I love stone, and would use it more if it was’nt soo expensive 😉 I must admit to carrying home stones everytime I’m hiking in the mountains….cheap and good exercise!

    Exercise . . . exercise . . .

  2. Hey Rick how is the poker playing going? LOL.

    I met you in Vegas at the stone conference a few years ago. My projects are progressively growing along with my crew. I am currently in chicago putting on a garden show where I have a 10 by 40 foot booth showcasing the stone that I quarry and salvage. I am interested to talk to you. I have a pond/waterfeature by a pool that I am going need to your help on. Please call or email me asap. I also want to show you a castle that I worked on in Cincinnati for 13 months. The home itself is a real masterpiece built in 1881 by master Italien carvers and of course some german masons. I am hoping to talk to you soon, and yes I am ready for it to stop raining and snowing in Ohio!

    Thank you, good blog

    Thanks for noticing, check your e-mail.

    Jason Reinhold

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