Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beautiful Stonework Cross

This Chimney was crafted by the same couple who's Bear Paw design we borrowed for the sunburst stone base we used for our wood stove (see earlier post). It's quite large and very impressive when seen in person. The special creative touches lend a meaningful aire to the stonework pattern. Notice the stakes representing those that pierced Jesus' hands and feet, and even a rusted barbed wire wreath to signify the crown of thorns that was placed on his head...

They have built many outdoor stone walls and fences, a large porch and the inside fireplace as well. Seeing their projects inspired us to try it for ourselves and we've found it very rewarding and enjoyable, yet tiring, work. We hope to plan more stone structures ourselves. 

“The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

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