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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Good Photos Challenge Day 24 - Closeup

30 Day Good Photos Challenge, Day 24 Subject - Closeup

This is a closeup of dry stone fence construction. Notice that no mortar is used to join the stones. Instead the stones are stacked so that each course supports the weight of the next layer. Most of the stone fences in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region are over 100 years old, built by Scots-Irish immigrants using old country stone working techniques. This fence, like many others, is on a thoroughbred horse farm near Versailles.

1 comment:

Jan n Jer said...

I love this old stone wall...can you just imagine the work involved so many years ago!!! Very charming Faye!