The granite boulders, as small as microwave ovens and larger than dishwashers, are a common part of local landscaping. Like many of our neighbors, we have several in our front yard. One of them, with its sturdy, sloped top, allows me to safely gain height while trimming our ever-growing bougainvillea.
Even the smallest of these boulders will defeat an individual from relocating them. With the grunt labor of several people possessing the strength of NFL linebackers, a few could be budged. But most of the stones that decorate the yards or create borders were usually positioned by heavy equipment doing, well, heavy lifting. Continue reading →