Walking on the beach, along a river bank or just on my daily walk up our road, I am compulsive about picking up rocks. I am partial to smooth, egg-shaped rocks, though round or oblong discs will do. I have written here before about big rocks that I drag home from driving jaunts, but here I’m talking about little rocks…the kind that can fill up my pockets.
If you were to visit (and oh, how I wish you could), you would see little groupings like this collection of medium-sized rocks, and one to grow on.
The kitchen windowsill did not appeal to me. This window looks out to the cherry trees and the bird feeders & bath, so it is always good for a show.
Filled with rocks (guess they are more like pebbles), it pleases me as I stand here admiring avian antics.
I was tickled to find a heart-shaped rock. I like the way it looks at the feet of my goofy earring holder.
Here is part of my collection of flower frogs…
but I rarely use them for their intended purpose, because rocks work so much better (in a tall vase,
…or a shallow one.
Lately, I’ve been emptying my pockets into large container plantings. They keep the soil from splashing up and give a nice finishing touch.
Even my favorite earrings are a pair of matched rocks, wire wrapped, with an extra little silver dangle to dress them up a bit. What about you? Do you have a rock fetish? Or perhaps some other siren (plants don’t count here, we all share that obsession) lures you onto the rocks. I would love to hear about it.
Day two of Operation Bishops Weed Removal (there promise to be at least 20 more days before I’m done) and I uncovered the most beautiful potato shaped rock. Naturally I thought of you.
no, no rock fetish, but may so now! That window sill dressed up looks so much more interesting. I do have a selection of “treasure” that kids and mostly the husband bring home (bottle caps, smoothed glass, the occasional teaspoon…). I should try to do something interesting with all that stuff. Any ideas?
Wendy~I have quite a stash of bottle caps myself…envision them used sort of like mosaic tiles to fashion a “tree of life” on some door panels I have also been lugging around. I’ve seen teaspoons used as plant tags and wind chimes to nice effect. Smooth glass…how could you go wrong? Though kids & Hubby might have something to say about the use of their treasure.