Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stones Throw Away - Good Fences

Or rather, mighty boulders cometh since my last visit here, you'll see what I mean.




Giddy up horsey please take us to the Burwell House.




and it was quite by accident that we drove right by it last Sunday.  We were headed elsewhere, but how could I resist a quick stop there as well?







You might believe this wall of boulders has been here since the beginning-


but you'd be mistaken.



The wall serves to break the way of the land, more than anything else.


It's beautiful too, and had my camera not shut down from the cold air, I would have captured a few of the etchings scattered about the rocks.


This bridge and fencing crosses the Minnehaha Creek, and is also a new addition to the property.  They've been busy out here.





Care to rest for a bit?


Just keep following the path, it will lead you back to the main house.


"Something there is that doesn't love a wall
that sends the frozen-ground-swell under it
and spills the upper boulders in the sun
(if it were out)
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast."
Robert Frost


Speaking of frost, which reminds us of winter, just a few hours after taking these pictures winter returned to most parts of Minnesota.

36 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Great place you found there :)
Love the arch and the bench :)
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Marie said...

Gorgeous old house and wonderful stone wall! Lovely grounds. That was the perfect Robert Frost quote! And I loved the fence/artwork you started out with too.

Margaret Adamson said...

That stone wall is beautiful and it looks a lovely place to have a wander.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

That is quite an impressive wall. The entrance is very cool. The house is beautiful. What a great place to visit. I bet it's stunning in the spring.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

The idea of a camera shutting down because it's too cold just makes this Floridian shudder

EG CameraGirl said...

The stone wall is stunning and I LOVE the horse!

Ileana said...

Very nice place, to visit!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Karen, what a wonderful place and the stone fence wall of sorts is beautiful. The horse art work is awesome.
Great photos.
Happy Spring.
Hugs, CM

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love the stone wall - such a beautiful property! Here's hoping for a little Spring weather for both of us!

Pat said...

Love the horse sculpture and the stone wall.

Gail said...

I love this!!!! What a wonderful place to visit.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, what a great place! great looking house/mansion, neat stone fence they've added. love the archway!!!

Debbie said...

you find the coolest stuff!! i love those rock walls and always think about the peeps who built them!!!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super walk you took us on today Karen.. I can't even imagine how cold it must have been to close down your camera :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Looks like you don't need to fight off crowds at this time of year.

Andrea Priebe said...

The Burwell House is quite the place and I love how you have framed this amazing stone wall. Just beautifully done, Karen ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jeanie said...

Excellent fences today, Karen! I can't resist a stone fence!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Giddy up indeed. Great find. A classic Robert Frost fence. Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

That horse on the fence was rather unique looking. I love the stone wall surrounding this place. It looks like a great place to visit as well.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely pics.

and had my camera not shut down from the cold air

So sorry, may spring find you soon!
~

Sandra said...

really a beautiful place to walk and admire. the fence is really pretty and i like the houses in the background.. that horse is really something.. took talent to use all that STUFF to build it.

RedPat said...

Fabulous wall and the house looks great too! Even our cameras are sick of this winter!

Carola Bartz said...

That horse is eager to get through the fence!
Beautiful wall, nice curvy shape. Your landscape pix are so pretty, this looks like a very nice area. I'd love to take a walk there.

sage said...

Beautiful wall, what a nice place to take a stroll.

Shug said...

Two of my favorites for the day!! Glad I got to see them...

Cloudia said...

VERRRY Cool!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Lois said...

It is lovely!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

wow, that horse sculpture is awesome!! very cool. ( :

love the stone wall/fence is so fun too.

Carletta said...

I love how it "snakes" through the property. You wouldn't think the stone would seem warm but it makes the view of the house in that first shot so inviting. Lovely fence find!

LV said...

Great fence finds. I liked seeing different ones.

Buckeroomama said...

Old or not, I think that stone wall is pretty cool.

Alexia said...

A wonderful fence - I love the way they've incorporated the different coloured stones. Beautiful - thanks for the lovely walk!

Nukke said...

Hi, That Giddy up Horse is so cool. (did you know that Minna Äkkijyrkkä has made that kind of cows ? http://www.akkijyrkka.com/
I like stone fences so much. We have an old stone fence around our house and this place is so stony that here is stone fences around this village. It was very interesting to see your photos and read your blog !!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the house! And the stone fence around it.

Felicia said...

i have always loved stone wall and this one is great. thanks for sharing. hope you warmed up soon.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Beautiful scenery with wonderful stone fences, Dear friend♡♡♡
And never knew the word 'boulder', thank you so much -:)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*