Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sugar Lake Quarry

Last week I was up in Northern Ontario building an entrance gate wall with pillars. We collected stones from a quarry near Spanish. A lot of people speak French there. No one spoke Spanish.

Huge piles of beautiful random shapes and sizes and colours of stone, before it all gets crushed into gravel,  looks like this.

Many were very natural blocky shapes. There was lots of nice cornerstone granite material.

We spent the first day picking out some real beauties.


  1. I'm jealous. Stone picking/harvesting is like being on a treasure hunt. ...a good way to spend time.

  2. Me too. Sometimes gathering the stones is more fun than even building with them . I wonder why that is ?

  3. When love and skill go together, expect a Masterpiece.

  4. Nicely said Jim. You have a way with words.