Friday, July 12, 2013

Tennessee Treasures

 
 
Rock walls, old hedgerows of trees, and fence rows are integral parts of the tapestry of Tennessee. Old rock walls, many dating to the 19th century, line roads and divide pasture land throughout the American mid-south states of Kentucky and Tennessee.

The material Limestone can be found just about anywhere in Tennessee. It is widely used in homes and buildings including the Tennessee State Capitol.
While it shares it's status as Tennessee's state rock with the Agate, we think there's no rock that could depict Tennessee any better than Limestone.

Over the past few days my husband has created a new limestone rock path leading to the potting shed.
The rocks were salvaged from my daughter's old property, and now continue their usefulness and charm for our enjoyment.
Moss and Creeping Thyme have been planted between the stones, hopefully when they have filled in the bare soil, the path will continue to add to the Tennessee tapestry.


 
 
 

13 comments:

Michelle said...

The rock walls are one of my favorite things about Kentucky and Tennessee.

Nellie said...

What a wonderful walkway! Your husband has done some good work!

Country Gal said...

Lovely path and wall . Like the stone rock walls in the country side of England , Scotland and Ireland ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love rocks and stones, and that pathway is beautiful!
love
tweedles

DJan said...

Those are beautiful repurposed stones, Jo! I am quite impressed with his handiwork. :-)

donna baker said...

Jo, I have an entire Pine Mountain of the rock, so please, come sometime and haul off as much as you want.

Janneke said...

Limestone rockwalls are so beautiful! Good idea to make a path of it to the pottingshed. Your husband has made it nicely.

Jill of All Trades said...

I love rock walls and the path, beautiful.

Clara said...

Your walkway is wonderful. I saw a rock wall on my walk this morning and it reminded me of home. Have a lovely day.
~Clara

rusty duck said...

That's a beautiful path Jo. Congrats to hubby!

Mamabug said...

I love those wonderful old rock walls. Your path is quite lovely Jo.

Betsy Adams said...

Love your new path, Jo... BUT--you know, since I'm from TN, that I LOVE those old rocks... They are always beautiful wherever they are.

Hope you enjoyed this gorgeous day. We took a couple of Grandkids to Fall Creek Falls for the day... SO MUCH FUN!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Willow said...

Simply beautiful path . Beautiful way to recycle with meaning.