Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stone Walls

Nelson, NH

I sometimes see well-preserved walls running straight through the midst of high & old woods—built of course when the soil was cultivated many years ago—and am surprised to see slight stones still lying one upon another as the builder placed them while this huge oak has grown up from a chance acorn on the soil.
—Henry David Thoreau, Journals, 9 November 1850

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