Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Rock By Any Other Name


Yep, it looks just like a rock to me!


But no! That is no ordinary rock!


You see, a rock that has a continuous line going all around it


is considered to be a lucky charm.


Or so I was informed yesterday at the beach.


And this one is now a permanent fixture in the garden......we are going to be lucky!!! Yeah!


I love being married to a very smart man (who wanted his head cut off).


This post is dedicated to our blogging friend, Sharon, over at 'Now You See Me....' (click here to read some of her stories....she's a great writer) because she would be freaking out over all these rocks!!!




27 comments:

  1. Hi Jim,
    A very lucky stone if we are going by size, it is unusual looking as the white 'luck' slices through the layers, intriguing, I am off to your fiends blog...
    Ivan

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    1. One wonders how and why the line is there? Any geologists out there?!

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    2. Hi Jim,
      I'm Ron's friend Louise aka "Fundy Blue." I was reading your blog and just had to click on "A Rock By Any Other Name." I am a geologist, among other things. I love rocks!

      Your beach cobble was eroded out of a much larger unit of rock. The chunk of rock was rounded and smoothed by water to shape the cobble. The vein most likely formed in the original rock by deformation that cracked it. Then water carrying minerals moved through the crack. Minerals precipitated out of the water solution and deposited in the crack to create the vein. This is an example of a crack-seal vein. While I can't possibly tell from the photo, the vein is probably some type of quart (To be honest, I might not be able to tell definitively if I was holding the real rock!).

      Down in the Smith's Cove area, near Digby, NS, we refer to rocks with circles like this as having "fairy rings." They are supposed to bring good luck. I have a little fairy ring rock in my Nova Scotia box that I keep in my nightstand!

      Hope this is not TMI! Hope it helps!
      Louise

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  2. Okay, I am going out first thing tomorrow and start looking for a rock with a continuous line running through it. We need all the luck we can get right now! :)

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    1. LOL! For sure, we could all have it coming our way.

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  3. I had no idea so now I'll have to look at my rocks. Just like Sharon, I love them too, and have to admit to having 2 boxes of rocks in my garage that came from Lake Michigan years ago--and don't ask me about the others around my house...But this one would be a treasure and I would take anything that would bring luck!! Let us know if that works out for you, okay? :-)

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    1. A 'rock hoarder' in our midst!! Who would have thunk?! lol
      I think it is working already, Kim, as today is a BEAUTIFUL day out there and I am wondering why I am in here!

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  4. I have a lucky rock that I can carry in my pocket. Your stone is beautiful and would make a great feature in your garden, especially since it's not pocket-sized!

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    1. Me too! Have had one for years....nice to just hold it.

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  5. Thanks, Jim!
    That is some beauty! Love the color, lines and textures. It's perfect for the garden, right size and all that. You know I would be freaking!
    Thanks for the shout-out too, I am blushing. :-)

    Have a most wonderful day!
    XXX

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  6. That is quite remarkable. Even in the world of rocks, there's one that wants to stand apart from the rest :)

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    1. Just like people, wouldn't you say, Martha?

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  7. Nice rock picture Jim!!!!! Wouldn't be so lucky if you dropped the fecking thing on your foot!x

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    1. Chris!? Is that really YOU?! Where the heck have you been? That's a rhetorical question.....
      as usual Chris you are correct in assuming that that rock could do some damage on the toes/foot!
      Good to see Chris.

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  8. That's a lot of rocks! I like the one with the line. We have fossils in our garden.

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    1. It is a lot of rocks! You fossils in your garden? Pray tell!

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    1. It's a 'rocker'!! lol Hey, I do try.....

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  10. You will have to be sure and update us on the good luck that follows... What a rock!

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  11. It's interesting that the line goes in a different direction than the other markings on the rock

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    1. I am sure a geologist would tell us why, Stew!

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  12. Jim- that's a pretty amazing rock! We have a geologist friend who would Love that rock!!
    Love
    Vicki

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    1. Get your friend to stop by, and she/he can have it!

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