Stone Wall – The Old Orchard

Daily Image - 21 November 2011 - Stone Wall - The Old Orchard

Virtually every Nova Scotia farm has its share of stone walls. As the forests were cleared for farming the trunks and roots were literally pulled out of the ground by shear brute strength. Likewise the rocks and boulders, large and small, were manhandled to the side and used to demarcate individual fields. I never fail to be amazed at all the labour involved. This stone wall separates of one of our fields and the homestead’s old, long-abandoned orchard. The careful placing of each stone, the hue of the individual pieces, the weathering and moss all lend to a simple, austere beauty.

Apple iPhone 4S – 35mm – ISO 100 – f2.4 – 1/120.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Stone Wall – The Old Orchard

  1. Bridget says:

    These look like the stone walls one sees in the west of Ireland. No cement used and they stand for centuries.

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