Stone Wall, Roxbury, Connecticut
New England Home May / June 2007
Many, many, many years before this shot was taken, a ravenous glacier advanced south down the Connecticut river Valley. Tearing up the bedrock, the glacier acted like a huge conveyor belt, depositing everything needed for New Englanders to form their iconic dry (mortar-less) stone walls. And so, out of this grinding chaos ultimately came great order, a definition of the enduring landscape, yielding painterly perspectives as in the case of this newly made, 200-yard wall in northwestern Connecticut. Yellow lilies by a gatepost mark the foreground.
Text By Louis Postel ï Photography By William Hubbell