Project: Curved New Hampshire Field Stone
The New Hampshire field stone for this job is unusual for Berkshire County. It comes from an old barn foundation that was dismantled, put on palettes and eventually found a home here in the Berkshires. I think from the photographs, the viewer can see there is a darker tinge to the stone than the typical stones collected in Western Massachusetts. It is not that they are more beautiful, but their uniqueness makes them stand out in this environment. The darker veins of granite that run through these stones, with more grey quartz and black amphibole give them their different character.
Of the two pictures, the camera’s perspective gives second one a better perspective of the curve. There is a lot of “hidden work” behind this wall to hold back the dirt. It is an exciting and effective way to create two distinct levels and solve many issues caused by drainage.