Monday, May 30, 2016

Rock 311 ~ Conglomerate Rock ~ May 30, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This has a lot of different portions in it. it is fascinating. It looks ancient to me, but it is too soft to be too old. Oh -- did I mention that it is green? Measures approximately 1 3/8". 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rock 310 ~ Hailstone Rock ~ May 29, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

All those news articles about hail the size of a golf ball? Well this is a petrified hailstone. Well, it could measures approximately the size of a golf ball.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rock 309 ~ Tough One ~ May 28, 2016 ~ Ontario CA

This is an unusual find for me. It is a reddish rock with white bands. It seems like a tough little cookie -- but it is small. About 1 inch worth. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Rock 308 ~ April 27, 2016 !~ Claremont CA

Sometimes I have to raid my collection stash for a rock of the day, because I haven't found one each day. This one today is a special rock because the subtle bands are raised slightly and I like the feel of them. Measures approximately 7/8". 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rock 307 ~ Red Mottley ~ May 26, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This rock is a light pink mottled, and had glittery bits in it as well. The photos would not turn out the right color. Argh! Lovely rock and unusual find in my town of Claremont. Approximately 1 1/4". 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rock 306 ~ Teal Sprayed Rock ~ May 25, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

I was very excited to find a new sprayed color rock -- this one is a teal color. It is a nice grainy rock, too. Rugged. Measures approximately 2 1/4". 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ROCK 305 ~ Hole in One ~ May 24 2016 ~ Claremont CA

Another rock with holes. I still love them. This one is approximately the size of an apricot which happens to be in season at this time.  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Rock 304 ~ Kick It! Rock ~ May 23 2016 ~ Claremont CA

I love to kick things. Always did. I used to play Kickball as a kid. I used to play Kick the Can. I like to see how far I can kick a rock in the street. This rock got kicked around yesterday and it was mighty fun. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rock 303 ~ Single Layer Cake Rock ~ May 22, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This looks like a yummy single later cake..or maybe a cheesecake with a light cream cheese topping. Measures approx 0 calories. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rock 302 ~ Wannabe Geode Rock ~ May 21, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

I don't find geodes. I see them in shops but I had never found until this one. It is not a spectacular one, but it is one. Measures approximately 1 1/3". 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rock 301 ~ Substitute ~ May 20, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

I had a rock all picked out and cannot find it anywhere. So I went out tonight in the dark for another rock, a substitute, and saw the white stripes. That is what hailed me to this rock. Measures approx 1". 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rock 300 ~ Ear-sized ~ May 19,2016 ~ Claremont CA

Sometimes I hold a stone in my hand for a ways on my walks. This one is so smooth and a good shape, that it was a pleasant feeling. Then the more I held it, the more it seemed about the shape of an ear. About the right size. Measures the size of a large ear.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rock 299 ~ Yellow Rock ~ Claremont CA ~ May 18, 2016

This is the first really creamy yellow rock I have found on my rock walks. It is a landscape rock and is approximately 1 1/3".   

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rock 298 ~ This A Way Rock ~ May 17, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

One of my favorite scenes in Wizard of Oz is when the Scarecrow points directions to Dorothy. There is a similar scene in Alice in Wonderland with the caterpillar. This rock was pointing the way today. It is approximately 2" long


Monday, May 16, 2016

Rock 297 ~ Smoothest Rock ~ May 16 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This is the smoothest rock yet.. maybe it was tumbled and polished for landscaping? Measures approx 1 1/4". 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rock 296 ~ Towel Rock ~ May 15 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This rock dries very quickly, so I have named it a "towel" rock. It is very thin and flat, and is approximately 1 1/2". 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Rock 295 ~ Game Rock ~ May 14, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

We used to use the game to choose sides, to see who goes first, or who has to take out the trash. This rock is approximately 4". 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rock 294 ~ Vending Machine Gemstone ~ May 13 2016 ~ Upland CA

I saw the opportunity to buy a rock from a commercial vending machine at a pizza parlor today. How could I resist? For one quarter, you get a rock, a piece of paper describing the rock, and the little capsule it comes in. I put my quarter right on in. And this is what  came out. Now if I could just get the capsule open.... (gemstone looks like it measures approx 5/8")

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rock 293 ~ Swirly Rock ~ May 12 2016 ~ Claremont CA

It is not often I find a rock like this in this town. Usually I find more granite-like rocks. This one has a pretty swirly effect. Is approximately 1 3/4".   

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rock 291 ~ Opposite Sides Rock ~ May 10, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

This is a strange rock. It must have sat in water for a long time. One side is very soft green,with rings. The other side is scuffy and rough. Measures approximately 2 2/4". 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Rock 290 ~ Woof Rock ~ May 9, 2016 ~ Upland CA

Is this not the most darling alteration of a rock?! Bought it in a thrift store I had never been to, and it was as marked, a quarter. The name on the back is Jake. Thank you Jake! Measures approximately priceless.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Rock 289 ~ Mom's Rock Love ~ May 8 2016 ~ Claremont CA

My mother collected beach rocks that were smooth, round, and often had holes where animals had burrowed in to make life for awhile. She had a large wooden bowl of them; some rocks graced her wildflower gardens; some rocks were in small clear dishes on kitchen and bathroom counter-tops. We played with them, stacking, sorting. I guess we learn a lot of what we love from our parents. She would have loved this rock too. Measures approximately 1 5/8" diameter.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Rock 288 ~ Purple and Pitted Rock ~ May 7, 2016 ~ Claremont CA

Wow -- I found the most unusual rock I have ever found among plain ones like I usually see in my town of Claremont. I am thrilled. Measures approximately 2". 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rock 287 ~ Rock Nut ~ May 6 2016 ~ Ontario CA

I am a nut for rocks now. I look every day for a good rock for posting. I hit the trail and find a mixed bag. It is tasty! This rock is right at home at the size of a mature walnut in its shell.