It’s been a few weeks since my most recent Rocks on the Fence post and almost two months since the first one and needing a bit of a rest after my morning walk today (3500 steps, but in snow with a bit of a crust on it, or ruts from the cars in the street), it seems like a good time to write an update.
Also since I finished the previous post with a snowy day, having the next big snow ending this one seems fitting (though I missed taking a walk and getting photos the past few days).
We’ve continued adding a new rock, or picking up one that had fallen down every day we walk to the mailbox.
And we haven’t seen all the rocks knocked off again this month.
We did even meet a guy and his dogs one morning, and then put a rock up on the fence and took a picture as he was walking away. He didn’t seem curious about the rocks, though.
In spite of it feeling sunny here a lot of the time, we’ve had quite a few clouds in the morning rock picture this month. I think that’s partly due to it being cloudier here in the winter.
It I think it’s also due to mornings having clouds, and us getting out pretty early most days.
As we get closer to summer, the sun will move north, which will be left in the frame.
But I don’t think I’ll ever have a morning shot with the sun in the frame. I guess we’ll see. Sunrise is pretty early in midsummer though, and I generally don’t get out the door until after 7 at the earliest.
And while the number of rocks on the fence is slowly growing, there are plenty of mornings when we find a bunch of them knocked down, either by the wind or by someone walking on the path.
It’s all part of the process, I figure.
Over time, rocks that aren’t very stable get knocked off more often, and then I’ll stack them with the flatter, more stable rocks on the bottom.
So I figure over time, the row of rocks will become more stable, and will probably grow.
But there are only so many that the fence will hold. I’m not sure what I’ll do if we hit that point. Maybe start a pile on the ground.
But for now, it’s something to do after checking the mailbox each morning.
And hopefully someone else in the neighborhood gets a kick out of the rocks.
Or maybe someone reading this thinks it’s neat and will be encouraged to do their own little project.
Have a great day!
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