Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rock 193 ~ Square Rock ~ January 31 2016 ~ Cambria CA

This rock is practically square. The reason I chose it, is it has some of the color changes I like and some white lines too. Measures approxiamtely 1 3/4". 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rock 192 ~ Silver Streak Rock ~ January 30, 2016 ~ Cambria CA

I found this rock just outside of the display building where I had some paintings today. I looked down adn since it was round I picked it up. When I brought it home to examine, I noticed some silver paint on it -- hand-placed ....wonder if someone at the art show had used it for something. Measures approximately 1 3/4".

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rock 191 ~ Love is a Many Splendored Rock ~ Cambria CA ~ January 29, 2016

I bought this rock for free with purchase of other items at a yard sale today. It has a splendid variety of translucent portions. Very jagged. Measures approxiamtely 2 1/2". 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rock 190 ~ Little Egg Rock ~ january 28 2016 ~ Cambria CA

Looks like a little bird's egg. Grainy gray. Measues approximately the size of a little bird egg - oh, say, a Robin perhaps. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rock 189 ~ Perfectly Oval ~ January 27, 2016 ~ Cambria CA ~

I love round but I also love oval. This is a pitted pink oval rock. Measures approximately 1 1/4" as the crow flies. Or seagull. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rock 188 ~ Funky Chunky ~ Claremont CA January 25 2016

I buy and sell buttons. When I am describing some of the more outlandish ones from the 50's, I often find I am saying they are "funky chunky" because..well, because they ARE. This rock is not too funky but it is VERY chunky. Measures approximately 1 3/4" x 2"

Monday, January 25, 2016

Rock 187 ~ Small Stone ~ January 25, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

There are a lot of little smooth stones that look like jelly beans. I wonder if the sea polished this or someone polished it in a huge rock polisher somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. Measures approximately 5/8". 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Rock 186 ~ Dinosaur Tooth ~ Claremont CA ~ January 24 2016

This might be a dinosaur tooth. It is the right size for a baby dinosaur's tooth maybe. Well, anyway....measure approximately 1 1/2".

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rock 185 ~ Jellybean Agate ~ January 23 2016 ~ Claremont CA

Looks like a yummy popcorn flavored jellybean to me....but it might be an agate. This sweetie measures approximately 1 1/2". 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Rock 184 ~ Tiki Time ~ January 22, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

If I were to paint this rock, or to put a hole in it to create a pendant, it would have to be a Tiki. Measures approximately 1 7/8".

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rock 183 ~ Crawling Out from Under the Winter Weeds ~ Claremont CA ~ January 21 2016

Today I got outside into the front garden and pulled winter weeds and clipped back leggy shrubs. I love this kind of work. I always forget that I will be surprised by what has been covered over..I found all sorts of treasures in my own yard! Including this rock....measures approximately 1 1/2". 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rock 182 ~ Blue Track Rock ~ January 20, 2016 ~ Claremont, CA

This is a find! I was walking along the track at the local college and admiring the blue surface. To the side are rocks that got in the way when the painting was done...and I plucked one for this day's post! 
Measures approximately 1 3/4". 

Rock 181 ~ A Day Late and a Rock Short ~ January 19 2016

I knew it would happen some day. And this was the day. I forgot. Sigh. Well, I will post two rocks on January 20th. Measures approximately ZERO ZILCH NILCH NOTHING....

Here is a poem for you though:

This Is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

 - William Carlos Williams

Monday, January 18, 2016

Rock 180 ~ Sock Toe Red ~ Jan 18 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This is a red rock that has that circle that reminds me of a toe line on a sock. This one has both white and gray streaks. Measures approximately 1 1/2". 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rock 179 ~ Head ~ January 17 2016 ~ Ontario CA

I go to a store called "Treasures n Junk" to look for treasures. I bought this rock on sale there, one of many many painted heads on rocks....but the question is: Which is it? Treasure...or....?
Measures approximately 4 colors' worth.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Rock 178 ~ Be-fossiled Rock ~ January 16, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This rock could not be any more full of fossils and shells that re about to become fossilized. Measures approximately 2".

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rock 177 ~ Ribbon Stripe Rock ~ January 15 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This is a lovely large rock that has a very wide stripe. It is a large and heavy rock, measuring approximately 4 inches. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Rock 176 ~ Porous Pink ~ Claremont CA ~ January 14, 2016

I found this on my way to the gym. I think it looks like an overgrown pitted piece of chewing gum, but I try not to think of it that way. Measures approximately 2 3/8". 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Rock 175 ~ Quartzy ~ Riverside CA ~ January 13, 2016

I found this along a pond area in Riverside. A large pond. A small lake. Lots of geese, lots of ducks, lots of coot-like birds, lots of people. It seemed like it might even be a native rock. I dug it out of the bank and washed it and there are still a few grass stains on one side. Measures approximately 2".

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rock 174 ~ Ugly Surprise Rock ~ Jan 12 2016 ~ Claremont CA

I was going to just post this as an ugly rock. I figured why beat around the bush. Then I saw it: gold. This rock has gold flecks. I am quite sure it is real gold. You can see the flecks yourself in my rock-u-graphs. It is another lesson from a rock. Measures approx 2 kt.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rock 173 ~ Half 'n' Half Rock ~ Cambria CA January 11 2016

I literally dug this rock out of the clay. It was showing just the top with the two tones on it -- cream and green -- and I had to pluck it. I tried using various tools to get it out, but that clay was really stiff stuff. Finally got it and here it is! It is quite round so it measures approximately 3 1/2" girth.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Rock 172 ~ Friendship Rock ~ Claremont Ca ~ January 10, 2016

I found this rock while walking with my friend Jerry. We hadn't gotten together in a long time and I so enjoy our walks. I need to remember to make the effort more often to keep in touch with people. Our friendship is rock solid. Measures approximately 25 years.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rock 171 ~ Pure White ~ Claremont CA ~ January 9 2016

At first I thought this might be a worn shell. But it is a rock. It is a lovely pure white and smooooooth. It is approximately 1 1/8". 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rock 170 ~ Sweet Little Rock ~ Cambria CA January 8 2016

This little rock is such a sweetie-pie. It is a light green with a streak of white and some worn areas. It is smooth and small -- approxiamtely 1 1/4" long. I love this one.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Rock 169 ~ Mustard Rock ~ Cambria CA january 7 2016

This is a most unusual color. I find all sorts of unusual rocks when at the ocean. Measures approximately 1 1/4". 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Rock 168 ~ Subtle Stone ~ Claremont Ca January 8 2016

This is a subtle stone because it is pink to lighter tan in a soft sweep of change. Measures approximately 2".