Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rock 252 ~ Another Iron Rock? ~ Claremont CA March 31 2016

I found another very heavy rock that feels and looks like it has a lot of iron in it. It does not have the flecks the previous one has, but it is similar. I need to research the area here to see what we are walking on. Measures approx 2 inches.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Rock 251 ~ Iron Rock ~ March 30, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This is a very unusual and very old rock. It is solid and has lots of iron in it. I am wondering if it was an early tool. A favorite rock. Measures approx 1 3/4". 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rock 250 ~ Love Rock ~ March 29, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

Someone must have planted this in my garden for me. I do not remember picking it up. It is a wonderful light gray rock in the shape of a heart. Aw. Measures approx 1 5/8". 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Rock 249 ~ Egglike ~ March 28, 2016, Pacific Grove CA

This sea stone looks like the shape of an egg, although it is quite a bit flatter. Measures approximately 1 1/2". 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

ROck 248 ~ Easter Rock ~ Salinas CA March 27 2016

I celebrate Easter by meeting with my family for games and camaraderie. My cousin Jerelyn gave me this rock to post. I think it is the size of a medium large egg. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Rock 247 ~ Stained Purple Rock ~ Pacific Grove CA ~ March 26 2016

This may be the most beauitful rock I have ever found. It is stained purple in places where the little sea creature known as Sailors in the Wind have landed on it and died. It is very sparkly and beautiful. Measures approximately 4 1/2". 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rock 246 ~ Butterfly Rock ~ March 25 2016 ~ Pacific Grove CA

Pacific Grove is known as the Buttferfly town. In specific, the Monarch is the butterfly. I found this hand painted rock today in Pacific grove. Measures approximately 5". 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ROck 245 ~ 2 Hole Rock ~ March 24 2016, Cambria CA

I was lucky to find this rock with holes where creatures had once lived. It is a large rock, measuring approximately 4". 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rock 244 ~ Double Ring Rock ~ Camrbia CA March 23 2016 ~

This is the first rock I was attracted to on the shore today, as I gazed at hundreds. I like the double ring. Measures approximately 1 1/4".

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rock 243 ~ Potato Rock ~ March 22 2016 ~ Claremont CA

Claremont is known for it's "Claremont potatoes" ...the rocks that re familiar in every yard and garden. I found a nice sized one. My philosophy is "when Life hands you potatoes, make salad." Or something like that. Measures the size of a good baker: approx 5 inches.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Rock 242 - Birthday Candle Rock ~ March 21, 2016 Claremont CA

This is a birthday rock I made as a celebration for my birthday and for rocks. Measures approximately 3/4" shorter than a standard birthday cake candle.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rock 241 ~ Sparkly Perfection Rock ~ March 20, 2016

As soon as I saw this I knew: it is the perfect rock. I love the cragginess of it, the many many sparkles, and the shape. I love this rock. It is just a bit larger than a ping pong ball, AND could smash one in a second if tried.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rock 240 ~ The Companion Rock ~ March 19, 2016 ~ Claremont Ca

So, why are these two items posted together? Well there are many reasons:

1. I obtained both on the same day (today).
2. I am very fond of both of them.
3. They both have some black on them.

Three reasons are good enough, though I might be able to find more. Rock is approximately the size of the space beneath the dog on wheels. The dog on wheels is approximately 2 1/4" tall and its head looks more like a goat than a dog.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Rock 239 ~ Two Eye Rock ~ March 18, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

When I looked carefully at the face of this rock, I spotted two identical round bits that are like eyes. Measures approximately 1 3/4". 

Rock 238 ~ Luck O The Rock ~ March 17, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

"No rock left behind" is my motto. This rock skipped out for a bit of Shamrock Day fun, but it made its way back to the blog today. Dear little thing measures approximately 2". 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Rock 237 ~ Water level Rock ~ Claremont CA March 17 2016

I could use this rock in a small dish to see rain water levels. It looks like it has done that before. Measures approximately 3/4" tall. So the water would have to be pretty shallow - no problem here in Southern California.

Rock 236 ~ Ides of Rock ~ March 15 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This is a rock from my beach stone stash. It is also a little late...I was at a City Meeting that lasted until almost midnight! Beware the Ides of March...and all that. This rock is approximately 1 3/4". 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Rock 235 ~ Flat Face Rock ~ March 14, 2916 ~ Claremont CA

This is a bold rock, but it is also fragile in its way: it has a deep crack or two already and I can easily pull off bits of it. Measures approximately 5 keys on a keyboard. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Rock 234 ~ Speckled Rock ~ March 13 2016 Claremont CA

Back in Southern California, the rocks all tend to look alike (I apologize to the rocks as individuals for saying so). This is a speckled rock, found on a walk, which I dearly enjoy in this area. It is approximately 1 5/8". 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Rock 233 ~ March 12 2016, Cambria CA

This is another sweet little beach rock that is oval and light gray. It is approximately 1 inch. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rock 232 ~ Spring Green ~ March 11 2016, Cambria CA

I could not believe the color, so I paid the dollar and bought it at an antique store. I marked the wrong date on it as I got confused. Measures approximately 1 1/4". 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rock 231 ~ True Heart Rock ~ March 10, 2016 ~ Cambria CA

I fell in love witht his little heart rock as soon as I spied it. I was rock-hunting on the cliffs...and there it was as I was about to leave. Sweet and measures approx 3/4". 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rock 230 - Cute as a Button ~ March 9 2016 Cambria CA

This is a true beach rock. It is rough like sand. It is as cute as a button! Measures approximately 1". 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rock 229 ~ Red Rock ~ March 8 2016 Claremont CA

This rock is a raw meat red with white veins. it would be a nice little chunk for a stew.  If only it were edible. Measures approximately 1 3/4".