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.