We worked on this wall for the last two and half weeks in unusually dry conditions. It was supposed to be the rainy season here in California.The very day the winged wall was completed however it did start raining and the drought effectively ended in Gualala. The empty pond on the property, we've heard since we left, is now filled and overflowing.
Our job was done. We've flown on to other parched areas now, hopefully to bring relief there also.
This particular wall on the property was purposely built not just without any mortar but without any saws or grinders. Theres a rugged honesty to it. Part of it's appeal too I think is the rhythm created by the repetition of the winged shape. Build something in dry stone once and it may look good, but build the exact same shape again next to it, or three or more times, and the appeal increases exponentially.