perched boulder

perched boulder

[′pərcht ′bōl·dər]
(geology)
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The ruins of a house burnt by fire do not tell their tale more plainly, than do the mountains of Scotland and Wales, with their scored flanks, polished surfaces, and perched boulders, of the icy streams with which their valleys were lately filled.
It's at once both desert and oasis, and amid the rubble of precariously perched boulders and jumbled rock clusters sit ancient ruins to rival those of Angkor.
The subject of environmental art can be a willow tree, branches flowing gently over a child's red rocking chair, a snowflake magnified, a photograph of precariously perched boulders in a national park, a whimsical statue nestled in rolling hills, a park bench wrought out of iron or sculptured from stone, a pine cone, seashell, leaf, or a red barn rising out of a verdant pasture.