Enamored with a stacked stone 'discovery' a while back.
Researched and visited, finding it is a poured concrete art exhibit.
Got it into my head to visit a stacked stone shrine built last century
by a Franciscan Brother.
Weather here causes plans to change.
Days passed before the adventure into unincorporated, rural Missouri happened.
Sure had fun.
See? Rocks, Sea Shells, Glittery Bits, Places where sun shines through Colored Glass -
Figurines . . . The rocks came from a settlement called "Old Mines" - which is another story altogether . . (so, I'll refrain.)
Other stuff was given by people who cared and wanted to be some small part of the project.
The Franciscan spent years personally stacking, shaping and designing -
The bit above is part of the St. Francis Grotto
The Monk and the statue artist were both from Poland.
Here's a place to rest for a bit
(yes, i STILL have "a thing" for benches.)
In another space there's a grotto filled with the Nativity Scene.
I got lots of pictures -
I'm a big fan of the donkey
so, got up close for this
Okay, just wanted to get back to you about that "stacked stone" thing
I liked better.
love & love,