Monday, October 28, 2013

The Moments No. 28 - "pattern and passing of time"

 "A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.  The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air."  Eric Sloane

My house was built in 1822, by pioneers to this area and probably at first a log cabin. Then onto a cobblestone foundation such as above and timber-frame Sill and  post and beam structure.   In this area due to glacial remnants many old homes are cobblestone based.  Some full houses are as well. It is very interesting to look at the artistic features that the mason used.  Foundations such as this may have been only done by farmer but the repetition and type of rock, size , color are all interesting.  Think patterns. This is what is left of a Post and Beam Cider Mill.  It is just down the Hill from me.   25 years ago it still stood proud, when we moved here, but weather and time has slowly brought it back to the earth.  This is what remains today.  It is likely 180 years old.

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