Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.
Word Count: 100
At first glance the lush green overgrown weeds add a romantic element to the solidly built stone stairway.
A second glance at the hand-fitted, dry-laid stones confirms the work of a master Stone Mason.
How long did it take to build this?
But it is the third glance that focuses our attention on the here and now.
In that instant we see the straight lines of the concrete gutter that runs along the side of the stone stairs.
Water diversion: A detail so subtle, yet so necessary, to ensure the longevity of the structure.