Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Freeze-dried stoned-cold walling.

It was cold and still dark when we arrived at the Fife job site yesterday morning.

A fresh layer of snow covered the wall and our remaining building stones we had to work with .

After a night of below-zero temperature, the water is still trickling out of the font.

My hands at first go predictably numb with the morning cold as I kneel in the snow adding frozen stones to the final knee wall , a dry stone terrace that will complete this now very snowy garden enclosure. Feeling eventually comes back slowly to my fingers as I continue to work. Funny that - the temperature hasn't warmed up that much, but my fingers have somehow stoped complaining and reluctantly come back to life.