This is a project which is not dry laid. The stones are set in black tinted mortar on concrete sills of between 7 inches and ten inches deep. The stones are all locally sourced from the mountains. Some of them came from basement excavations and some from rockslides.
It’s a lovely oatmeal textured granite. I loved working with this material. However it’s not fun to be beholden to the demands of using cement mortar. It’s seems it’s either too wet or too dry too much too little, the wrong colour and always messy. Hopefully now this is done we are looking forward to some dry stone retaining wall work on the property and finally break loose from the annoying constraints of wet masonry.