Saturday, February 18, 2012

Artistry In Stone

The beautifully stone constructed home was built in the early 1930s by Sherry Bowen and his wife Ruby. The stone walls are a tribute to a craftsman who built those walls. With carefully selected and hewed rocks, the inside and the outside are a jigsaw puzzle of stone patterns. No plaster and lath inside to cover the beauty of the rock patterns. Not a large home, this view is from the "great room".

For the 1930s, this was a remote location in the mountains west of downtown Tucson. That had to mean a commute for Bowen for his job as newspaperman. Certainly a great place to come at the end of the day.

A few wild flowers were found along the trail. The most frequent sighting were the Blue Dicks. (Gotta wonder how some flowers were named.) There were small patches of Poppies to brighten up the desert scene and remind the hiker that warmer days are ahead.

Enjoyed a great day of early wild flowers and the long ago artistry of a rock mason.

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