Wednesday, July 28, 2010

hot rocks



These rocks sit on a sandstone table
on the deck up at the ranch.
They were all collected within a couple of square miles of the house. Click on them a couple of times to take a closer look. Seems some of them were pressed into layers by the weight of the world and some of them got blown out of a volcano.
On these hot days, I can relate to both.

8 comments:

Double "D" said...

Wow, great collection!
All the colors and textures
add to the mysteries of our planet
and it's creation.

Uh, Rock Hound? Howlllllllllllllll!

SamArtDog said...

Rock hound... arf arf!

Jala Pfaff said...

great post.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

One volcano, covering his mouth with a napkin, says to another volcano, "Er, ahem, hack, hack, excuse me! I have a shell stuck in my throat!" Burp!

I love the textures and tales of geologic history here! Nice! Your collection?

SamArtDog said...

Whenever we walk up the canyon, we find more great rocks. Usually the pack gets too heavy to stand up, or our pockets get so full our pants hang down to our knees. In either case, sort of a Quasimodo effect.

Carol King said...

I can relate to both too! What beauty in rocks!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Every year I go to Nova Scotia and bring home about 200 lbs of rocks in my trunk to place in the garden. Not that there is a shortage here, as we are right along the coast and have plenty. But, yours look volcanic and pressed into layers just like up there. Fantastic landscape.

loriann said...

Love the rocks..I too confess to collecting rocks. I have my share from the Nova Scotia beaches and sea glass from Washington. Finding is fun.