The rain came in buckets all through the night and continued most of the day. Next up is two days of snow with an estimated depth of six inches. I have been cooped up enough by the cold and miserable and was not looking forward to two more days of pacing. So I got ready when I saw the line of rain was about to pass on the radar. I was going outside no matter the temperature. A project was calling.
That short line of rocks in the lower left foreground across from the snake in the grass has never felt right. I decided a while ago to move them.
During a short blue intermission that was almost warm, before the next round of rain arrived, those rocks were moved. The top right arm of the swirl was extended and more rocks were placed in the eyes of Creation.
But it was still blue and almost warm and I had many piles of smaller rocks that needed moving. A project was calling. That disturbance in the leaf litter is the birth of a heiau at Ku'ulei 'Aina. He's doing it again. This will be my third one.
I measured out a 10' x 10' square and begin the outline of dry stacked heiau. It will have the inward sloping walls of a pyramid and at some point when I run out of rocks, a flat top. It could be three feet tall. It could be five feet tall. Time will tell. My first heiau took a year and a half to build. It will serve a vital function as a repository for the all rocks I am forever digging up.
When the land hands you rocks, build a monument.
The plan now is for the heiau to sit in an oval shaped lawn. By lawn I mean keeping whatever comes up weed whacked so it stays short. Short in the tall flower meadow means 18" or less. It also means I can plant around it with trilliums, violets, chionodoxa or any number of short things to have a changing seasonal meadow type lawn. Time will tell.
I have plenty rocks and hopefully plenty of time.