Ceremonial Fire Pit III

The inner ring of the stone fire pit features a planetary theme.

The inner ring of the stone fire pit features a planetary theme.

Work continues on the ceremonial stone fire pit that we’ve been working on. Gary and Jonathan have been braving the cold to work on the main flagstone areas. The tent surely helps, but it’s so windy out there that the whole house, amply weighed down with buckets of stone chips, occasionally flies away. The wind easily bends the metal fence poles that make up the tent frame. Today we risked liftoff to move the thing.

The inner ring of the fire pit, the ceremonial center, features a view of the planets, orbits abstractly placed around the central sun of the fire. As above, so below. The sky is cut Pennsylvania bluestone, a favorite material for me. The planets are cut of granite counter top scraps.

Progress continues on the ceremonial stone fire pit.

Progress continues on the ceremonial stone fire pit.

The westerly ray is in place, though the last section still needs to be shaped to fit against the boulder. If you look carefully you can see Jupiter in the fire pit, waiting for me to hone its bit of sky. The outer pathway is just about 75% complete. I hope that we’ll make some progress on the wall cap this week; I think that will give us a sense of completion for the northeast quadrant- where the inner ring is already in place.

A close up of progress on the fire pit stone patio.

A close up of progress on the fire pit stone patio.