Friday, August 14, 2009

The Shire House

Here at last is the "Shire House" (which is a nod to Tolkien fans everywhere)

This house was such fun to build. Selecting the right river stones is key to getting the stonework to come out fairly well. I learned a lot about working with this kind of stone and hope to create some more sculptures in the very near future utilizing these lovely, round jewels.

This house will remain at this site and over the seasons I hope to go back and see how it is progressing. There is a large, downed cedar tree just upriver which may provide some protection from the ice buildup which I know occurs along this river. Will it be enough to protect it from the ravages of the ice going out in early spring? There is no way to know. But I will go back and check on it. Who knows, if it does well in the early winter it might get appropriately "decorated" for the season!

I may be able to provide directions to those who might want to go looking for this house... drop me an email if you are a"local" and I'll be happy to help you try to find it. The flowers will probably no longer be there, but everything else should be, provided the river does not have an unusual autumn flood.

We are finally getting a good stretch of weather so I may not be able to post much this week. Hope you are all enjoying a lovely August.


GunDiva said...

I love it! What a great treat for anyone who happens by.

geni said...

Wow! You continue to delight with your beautiful little creations, and I think this may be the best yet! I wish I were a faerie so I could move in.

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