I find rocks fascinating - once brought a whole box of beach rocks home from Michigan. Not one Petoskey stone, though. I like those spotted rocks in your photos.
I had to look Petoskey stone up. Now wouldn't that be a 'find' to see a fossil encased in stone!! Thanks Pat for the new info.....I don't know if there are Petoskey stones outside of Michigan but you never know.
I'm a rock hound too and I have never, ever, seen rocks like you have on your beaches. They are just unbelievable and I wonder why they are there and not on any beach I have ever visited. Anyway, you header shot is lovely and reminds me of my sailing days. So special!
Thanks Inger, the day I shot the header was a glorious one! And yes you would have been brought back to your youth in Sweden along the archipelago.Each beach around here is different....some are rocky, sandy, a mix of both, some small pebbles, some very large boulders, etc. This one is in the city in a very protected area, that is a an inlet. A lot of sailors are back and forth in these waters and have been for hundreds of years.
Please refer to my comment from yesterday's post.m.
Gee, I never thought to carbon-copy a comment! What a great idea!! You're a genius!! lol
Well, you certainly got me, Jim. I was expecting another type of post; the kind that stems from the hippie era. Where is my mind, huh? But I'm glad I came. Those stones are beautiful. Another reminder of the beauty that surrounds us in such simple ways.
I was wondering who would 'fall' for the double-entendre! Got your attention,eh?!I was looking for sea-glass that day and couldn't believe the colours....particularly when the tide was washing over them to make them sparkle.
Beautiful! And are the brilliant blue things pieces of sea glass, or are they stones with heightened colour from your camera?
Actually Debra the blue things are remnants of broken muscle shells. The sea gulls usually find the whole live ones and drop them to the ground, eat the 'meat' and leave the shells behind.I WISH it was blue sea glass!! You know it is difficult to find...1 out of every 5000 you find is blue, 1 out of 10000 is red or orange.....at least according to a book I have.
Not a stoner myself, but those are gorgeous!
Thanks Teresa! Not a stoner, eh?!
I could sit for hours going through sea stones too. even just sitting on a snady beach checking out all the tiny fragments of shells spells relaxation for me.
Definitely a form of meditation/relaxation!
Glorious. My mother would go nuts there. She and my father were rock hounds and polished stones and made jewelry (or just filled up bowls so everyone could sift through it and enjoy it all). I don't think I've ever seen such an amazing array of colors on the beach!
Not every beach is like this. But this little one is FULL of these 'little gems'. Tell your Mom that if she is ever 'up' this way to give us a call and we'll take her there.
Golly Jim! That looks like gems everywhere! I would literally go crazy! Just imagine a coffee table with a frame around it to keep the stones from straying and spending evenings just trolling through the best "finds" of the day!Thanks! Great post!
You WOULD be in heaven Sharon! What do you mean,'go crazy'?!lol
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