This volcanic rock fence is very typical of the area. Clearing the pasture of these rocks makes the land more productive and also provides a handy material to build an enduring fence. I am always drawn to these stone fences. The toil represented and the forces that solidly hold them in place give me a sense of peace. For me, they are like modest monuments to the hard, honest, simple life of country folk.
Photo taken June 2012
About the Photographer: Tom Plattenberger and his partner Bruce are full-time residents of La Peñita. Tom founded Jaltemba Bay Folk in 2000 and retired from that pursuit in 2010. Art, design, photography, biking and writing are the blurry focus of Tom’s life of leisure. He sometimes escapes his cluttered home studio in his Jeep, exploring the backroads inland of Highway 200.
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