Wednesday, March 27, 2013

S/Alphabe-Thursday

Water-tumbled stones and  brick on the shore of Lake Ontario

S is for STONE SHELTER

 These lake-washed stones and brick reminded me that both are used as building materials for...

Stone house

fancy shelters and...

Stone cottage

not-so-fancy shelters and even...

Stone barn foundation

shelters for animals.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE
I am also linking to Rurality Blog Hop HERE.

63 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh how beautiful.....both the homes and the watery stone shot. You have such a talent!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics, I especially like the first one. Nice texture on the rocks.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the stone work. so cool. great shots. ( :

iamabrahamlincoln said...

We dragged home a load of pretty rocks from the shores of Lake Superior and I still see some of them here and there. I really like that place but it took a long time to get there.

DeniseinVA said...

Great pictures, and I would love to live in a house built with those pretty stones.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Stone house and stone cottage photos are very cool.
Wishing you a wonderful day.

Kate said...

Top photo is truly tops! Stones always fascinate and intrigue me. I collect them from favorite places. I wouldn't mind having a cottage like the one you featured.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos! I love how that red brick has been smoothed down so much from the waves and not doubt, ice, over the years. That barn is beautiful!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love collecting stones and imagining where they might of been.
Lovely series of photos.

Sandra said...

i like all these stone buildings, the small stone cottage is my favorite. we have a few stone cottages here, built back in the 20's...i like that first shot of what the water does to stones and even a brick...

Jenny said...

I'm always amazed at the variety of rocks in our lakes and rivers. Being wet, shows off their colours to the best advantage.

Kathy said...

Reminds me of the river rocks in Arizona. But if they're on federal lands, you're not allowed to take them.

llandudnopictures said...

So many uses and so many styles!

Judy said...

Oh, I just love stone buildings. Beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super shots of the stone built houses EG, the top house is classically perfect, but there's something about the second that really appeals to me.

Indrani said...

I liked the pebble very much. It has a definite shape. Great post on stones.

see you there! said...

Fun to see the stones used in construction. They are quite pretty just by themselves in the water tho.

Darla

Nicki said...

I would have had to pull that red rolled stone from the water and take it home. I absolutely love stone homes and barns.

Lowell said...

If I had my wish, I'd live in a stone house. Our old place in Ocala had a limestone facade and fireplace which were nice. No stone on this house.

And I love those washed stones...when they get washed enough they look like jewelry. I used to find washed glass in Lake Superior in Duluth and those pieces were beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous in any form.

Gillian Olson said...

Great images both the stones and the buildings, the snow seems to be lingering too.

Janie said...

Those stones are perfect for building and really seem to make the structures blend into the environment.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That stone house is gorgeous! The stones and unique architecture make this a real stunner.

LONDONLULU said...

Ooh, very lovely S choices! I am fascinated by that stone barn foundation, what a contrast with the rest of the building! Stones are so timeless and nice to see them used in so many structures.

RedPat said...

I love that stone cottage!

RamblingRound said...

I think stones make the most beautiful of building materials.

Giga said...

Lubię domy z kamienia i te stare i te nowe. Pozdrawiam.
I like houses made ​​of stone and the old and the new. Yours.

DawnTreader said...

Love this post... Can just feel the wetness in the first picture, and the buildings are wonderful!

Small City Scenes said...

Love all the stone stuff. The rocks in the water are so peaceful. I do love a stone house too. Nice shots. MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We were fascinated by the stone walls and construction when we traveled up the East Coast.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love the stone work on the barn. Beautiful!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful stone work ~ lovely photography ~ ^_^

NatureFootstep said...

rocks is always beautiful when they are in water. :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love stone structures, and these are definitely beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

i love your stone photographs~

stones in buildings catch my eye, i love seeing these.

Sue said...

These are ALL so cool. I love that brick-colored stone.

=)

Jill said...

I would LOVE to live in that beautiful stone house!

Maggid said...

You find such Beauty - Then you share - and Lift our spirits. Thanks!

Jack said...

The stone house and cottage are lovely. They would stand out down here. We don't have very many stone houses.

Esther Joy said...

Loved your sequence of shots! We have quite a few old stone buildings in our area. ...Well, old for here, ...not ancient old like the Holy Land or even Europe!

Linda said...

What beautiful, refreshing photos! Thank you so much for taking us on this journey.

Susan said...

The stone work is so beautiful. Wow! I love these!

Rose said...

These show exactly why I love stone. Lorelei done loves rocks/stones...I am training her early. LOL

Stephanie said...

oh wow! The stone work is gorgeous! Your images are stunning!

Randy said...

I love the cottage.

George said...

Your photo of the stones in the water is beautiful. Of course, the buildings are pretty neat as well.

shooting star said...

beautiful stones makes beautiful homes (and shelters) !!

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Lmkazmierczak said...

Visiting from Rurality...Love the barn's foundation...nice series of shots♫ My Rurality: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-positive-negative.html

Jim said...

Those are nice stone structures, Ms. T.G. Most stones when polished and some even just wetted are very pretty. On my bucket list is a stone and/or small rock tumbler.

I've wished for one ever since 1960 when I first met a hobbiest with one.
..

Lola said...

Lovely *S* post – great photography especially the texture on the rocks!

Have a great Easter,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Pondside said...

I love stone buildings - especially all the limestone around Kingston, Ontario. There is little stone used in building out here, despite the abundance of stone on the island. Your shots remind me of how much I miss Ontario architecture.

Kara Claflin said...

What beautiful stone structures. I just love that barn.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the stone buildings!

Jesh St Germain said...

I love rocks/stone! That's why they appear in several of my paintings:) Have a happy Easter!

Pamela Beers. said...

Stones in the water make an awesome contrast. I especially like the stone based barn. Great photos, as usual. You have a good eye for unusual beauty.

Tracy Cook said...

Those stones look brilliant

Pamela Beers. said...

Nature at it's best. Love the stones in the water.

myfluffybunnies said...

Stone cottage? I want one. Beautiful.

Naperville Now said...

Please try to get a peak inside that wonderful stone cottage -- it is enchanting.

storybeader said...

what beautiful buildings! And I love the stones in the water. {:-Deb

Deanna said...

Love the stone buildings...very handsome!!

Ames said...

They are all so beautiful! I wish to visit Canada someday. It looks so pretty there.~Ames

Jenny said...

I love Stone houses...

This is a Splendid post for the letter S....

Spectacular job!

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