Walking through a Stoneyard

Some sights from my half day walk through David Hochstetler’s layout a few days ago. New sandstone, old sandstone. Rescued sandstone curbing and walkways. Gate post galore. Great old troughs, and more. Creative Touch Landscape Supply is located on Kidron rd. Just north of Kidron, Ohio. Or just south of Ohio SR30. If you stop… Continue reading Walking through a Stoneyard

Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Ryoanji Temple, Japan

Noel Kingsbury the famous English author is doing a multi-part posting on his blog about Japanese Gardens. I’ve decided to link to this because Mr. Kingsbury doesn’t do the usual and fawn all over every little aspect and detail of the Japanese Garden and, and YEAH!!! he acknowledges the real difference between Japanese and Chinese… Continue reading Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Dublin imports “cheap” Chinese granite

Cheap granite is “downright embarrassing” to Dublin – An Taisce Hey, let’s face it, the world is going to hell-in-a-handbasket. When the city if Dublin, Ireland has to import paving granite from China to fix/repair/replace walkways in downtown Dublin it’s absolutely crazy. It’s crazy!!! Isn’t there any suitable granite in Ireland? All the way from… Continue reading Dublin imports “cheap” Chinese granite

An Appreciation of Stone(49)

Apparently South Carolina(and me) are all abuzz, because Chris Williams found a rock in a box. Not any ordinary rock but a rock that looks like South Carolina. You know I had one of these once, hell I turned it into a table, mine was/is bigger than his, anyway . . . Apparently Williams was… Continue reading An Appreciation of Stone(49)

What’s Andy Goldsworthy up to?

Found out that Mr. Goldsworthy has some new installations, and a couple on new shows going on. Here’s the lowdown. [Immediately tell it’s a Goldsworthy.] I thought this little nugget was quite interesting; For many people, Goldsworthy’s works with blood and excrement are disturbing. But the artist says he is only trying to reflect nature… Continue reading What’s Andy Goldsworthy up to?

Window of Opportunity

The Stonework of Machu Piccu This photo of Machu Piccu was sent to me by a colleague who has been there several times. The stone work is jaw-dropping. The Inca put these stones together by using other stones to carve the joints. Harder, smaller stones, 1000’s of hours of work to put this wall together.… Continue reading Window of Opportunity