November 10th – 16th
“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out
And to whom I was like to give offence.” ~ Frost
The above quote is from a Robert Frost poem entitled: Mending Wall. It has always been a favorite of mine and was one of the poems I chose to memorize for my final exam while studying creative writing at Eckerd College. The narrator of the piece is walking an old stone wall with his neighbor: each picking up the felled boulders. While they are at their work each man’s opinion of why the wall is there is revealed and the above quote is from the broad minded narrator who doesn’t believe in the necessity of a wall.
This photo was taken on the south end of Hazard Rd. in Newport. All last year they were re-doing the road and installing a drainage system to the salt pond that extends to Green Bridge. Up until last year this road was just that: a hazard. A good road or reason to pop it into 4wd and mud up the side of your truck. Now there is a perfectly paved road. I’m not mad though, the water flows back and forth to either side of the road, flushes the marsh and already has brought much life back the pond. For most of my time out there today I was shooting pictures of ducks and I have a few good ones but as I tired with shooting mallards I shouldered my tripod and camera and walked the road to see what else there was to see. And I’m happy that I went exploring for I found this fence and from the looks of it, it doesn”t seem like it has much of a timeline left…