Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Rock 161 ~ Jumpin' Jupiter Rock ~ Dec 30 2015 ~ Claremont CA

Looks like Jupiter to me...does it to you? Maybe not quite as round....hahahahaha! Measures approximately 2 1/4". 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rock 160 ~ Diamond Rock! ~ Dec 29 2015 ~ Cambria CA

If you look at the pattern on this rock, you will find the diamond! Measures approximately 1 1/2". 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Rock 159 ~ Pink Rock Marvel ~ Cambria CA Dec 28 2015

This is one of the prettiest most feminine rocks I have found yet! It is very pink, although the photos don't show it quite as pink/pretty as it is. 
It measures approximately 3" - 3 1/4" - 3 1/8".

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rock 158 ~ Garden Variety ~ Salinas CA Dec 27 2015

This is a garden variety gray landscape stone. They are popular in tasteful gardens....such as the one I lifted this from...(I knew the gardener, so it was OK). Measures approximately 1 1/4". 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Rock 157 ~ Holes Rock ~ Cambria CA Dec 26 2015

This is one of my favorite types of rocks: those that have holes in them. Little pockets for treasures, as it were....measures approx 2". 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Rock 156 ~ Christmas Rock ~ Cambria CA ~ Dec 25 2015

I bought a transluscent green rock for a Christmas Day post. Measures approximately 1 1/2". Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Rock 155 ~ Hostess Rock ~ Cambria Ca ~ Dec 24 2015

This is such a pretty rock with its natural gray color and purple sealife attached to it. I had to  take photos from different angles of different sides to show you how pretty it is! It is a solid wedge, and is approximately a 60-60-60 triangle. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rock 153 ~ True Native ~ Cambria CA

Today on my walk in Cambria at the shore, there were 3 young men tossing stones at a large rock in the water. I asked what their target was and it seemed to just be the general big rock. So I threw some. Missed by a mile.
This rock is from that area. measures approximately 2 1/4". 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Rock 152 ~ Solstice Rock ~ Claremont CA ~ December 21 2015

See the strong lines between white areas and dark? One is one season and one is the other....Fall / Winter. So you can see how this is obviously a Solstice Rock. Measures approximately 2 1/4". 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Rock 151 ~ Dotty Rock ~ December 20 2015 ~ Claremont CA

Good ole' granite. Love the spotty dotty. I found this with a variety of rocks next to a telephone pole. Go figure. I stacked a few, but took this gem home for today's selection. Measures approximately 3 7/8". 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Rock 150 ~ Road Map Rock ~ Claremont CA ~ Dec 19 2015

This looks like a crazy road map! Measures approximately 1 3/4". And is much whiter and lovelier than this ole photo!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Rock 149 ~ Lumpy Green ~ Claremont CA ~ Dec 18 2015

This rock is lumpy. It has wonderful coloring -- lots of pale green (ice green) and lots of white and some dark places. It measures approximately 2 inches. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Rock 148 ~ Carrara Marble Rock ~ December 17 2015 ~ Claremont CA

Many years ago, a sculptor named John Fisher arrived in Claremont to create a marble sculpture on site in a local park. I watched him almost daily. I listened to the chink and song of the marble as he chipped at it. Children came in groups from local schools to learn about this process. It was fun. Today my friend Doug gave me a piece of that rock that Mr. Fisher brought here from Carrara Italy. It measures approximately 4 1/2". 
Below my rock photos for today is a video of the Carrara marble quarries.

Here is a the link I promised:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rock 147 ~ Symbol Design Rock ~ December 16 2015 ~ Claremont CA

This dear plain little rock was just fine as it was but I wanted to see what it would look like to put a symbol design on it. I am very pleased with the results. Measures approximately 45 miles from the ocean.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rock 146 ~ Jupiter Rock ~ Dec 15 2015 ~ Claremont CA

It looks like the surface of Jupiter to me. It is such a sweet little flat rock. Measures approximately 3/8" at the thickest part.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rock 145 ~ Green Grows the Rock ~ Dec 14 2015 ~ Claremont CA

This is one of the greenest (teal actually) rocks I have ever seen. It is gorgeous. Smooth and striated, it measures a modest 1 1/2".

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rock 144 ~ Skin Deep Rock ~ Dec 13 2015 ~ Claremont CA

You can tell a lot by the surface of many things in this world -- people, plants, But you can't tell everything. There have been times I wanted to know more about someone, or a plant, or even the inside of a chocolate iced cake....If I had the desire to know everything (or close to it) about this rock, I would crack it open...but I prefer to just remain mystified this time.
Measures approximately 2 1/4". So says my desk measuring tape.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Rock 143 ~ Wet Rock ~ Dec 12 2015 ~ Claremont CA

Why is this rock WET? Because we finally got rain in Southern California! This rock is a celebration! Measures approximately 1 7/8" across.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Rock 142 ~ Yipes Stripes ~ December 11 2015 ~ Claremont CA

Oh I spotted this and picked it right up. The view I had of it is the first photo -- where the stripes stop in one line. I love it. Every side has a new pattern (the bottom is a bit plainer).
This rock is very heavy and is approximately 10" in girth.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rock 141~ Crossroads Rock ~ Claremont CA ~ December 10, 2015

This rock has a lot of white lines that are crossing -- especially on reverse. It measures approximately 2". 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Rock 140 ~ Mystery Traveler Rock ~ December 9, 2015 ~ Claremont CA

Just like the rocks that travel mysteriously in the desert. I found this rock today with its evidence trail. This rock has skid marks on two sides at least -- it may have tumbled while traveling. It looks like the other traveling rock had an accident, if I am reading the lower evidence trail correctly.  
Measures approximately 2 1/4".