Thursday, July 28, 2016

Speaking of 365 Rocks.....Video

Postscript ~ Statistics, Groups, and Final Storage ~

In preparation for storage, and for statistical purposes, I grouped the rocks into several categories, as below. I am still working on the correct photos!

By size regular rocks:

13 Boulders (8" +-)

20 Large (4" +-)

83 Medium (3" +-)

Cannot find my photo of these!

100 Small (2" +-)

62 Smaller (1" +-)

53 Tiny (Under and Inch +-)

By type rocks:

9 Painted by accident

4 that I altered

9 Purchased gems

3 Etched Image or words

6 Folk

1 Missing

And already counted within the groups above, I selected and separated out:

15 Favorites, which includes:
1 Mascot

I could not leave out my final Fan Club:
1 Fan Club which is a group of 13, and not included in count of 365.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

End Note ~ July 23 2016 ~ One Year Later

I have enjoyed this blog and this entire project. I only missed 2 days of posting, and posted immediately yhe next day. I did not think I could really do it, but I did. I got bogged down in the 200's, feeling like it would never end, but when it got into the later 300's, I got excited again and tried harder to look for special rocks.
I started to put more rocks in my house (not included in the project) and learned about rocks from other people. I found that there were people on the internet who enjoyed my rock a day posts.
My intention was to put together a photo book of the rocks -- not sure if that will happen now -- doing the project was satisfying as it is, and I am thrilled to have done it.
Here is a photo of me with all 365 rocks and then a little chorus of hurrah rocks as well.

All in all,  a fun time! Thank you for your audience time!

ROCK365 ~ Last One Rock ~ July 24 2016 ~ Cambria CA

This is the last one for the project. I have enjoyed meeting every rock along the way, and it has changed the way I look at rocks. This one is spectacular in color and texture. Measures approximately 2 3/8". 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rock 364 ~ Tiniest One ~ July 23 2016 ~ Cambria CA

I think this is the absolute smallest rock I have posted yet. It has a lovely marbled effect. Measures approximately 1/2". 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rock 363 ~ Biggest Rock ~ July 22, 2016 ~ Cambria CA

I am starting to be sad about wrapping up the 365 blog. So I find I want special rocks for the last few. This one is the biggest I have ever brought home. And it is magnificent. Measures approximately 8".

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ROCK 361 ~ Jagged Edge Rock ~ July 20 2016 ~ San Simeon CA

This is a gorgeous green rock with a rugged shape and shipping that reveals a flint-like texture. Measures approximately 3 1/2" x2 1/2" x 1 1/2" at tallest end. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rock 360 ~ Toy Marble Rock ~ July 29 2016 ~ Salinas CA

You would not believe how fun this little marble sized round rock is to hold in the palm of your hand and roll around lightly....Measures the size of a large marble (but not a boulder or shooter).

Monday, July 18, 2016

Rock 359 ~ Bullseye Rock ~ July 18 2016 ~ Monterey CA

This rock was a total surprise when I looked at its end: a perfect target! It is quite large annd weighs approx 1 pound and 2 ounces. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Rock 358 ~ This Way Rock ~ July 17 2016 ~ Pebble Beach CA

My Aunt Ilene donated this very special rock to me for my blog post today. It was holding up a potted plant but she said the plant needed to be put in the ground anyway. I think it is pointg the way. Measures approximately 3  1/2" .

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Rock 357 ~ Bald Rock ~ July 17 2016 ~ Salinas CA

Found this while watching the Salinas Kiddie Kaper Parade. It looks bald! Approximately 5 1/4" circumference.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Rock 356 ~ Chester ~ July 15 2016 ~ Salinas CA

I walked most of the day. Literally. But did not rock-hunt until this evening when I took my cousin's dog Chester for a walk around the block. He is a darling little Corgi. We found this rock that I named after him because he is also a long shape. This rock is 1/24th the size of a standard tri color Corgi.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rock 355 ~ Happiness Rock ~ July 14 2016 ~ Salinas CA

Well so it has come to this: importing inspirational rocks from China. Oh well. Seeing this rock actually does make me feel happy. Measures approximately 2 inches.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rock 354 ~ Baby Whale Rock ~ July 13 2016 ~ Salinas CA

My cousin comes up with great names. This one is a like a baby whale. It is a wonderful shape! it is approximately 3 1/2" long. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rock 353 ~ Spumoni Rock ~ July 12 2016 ~ Salinas CA

My cousin wasn't sure I should really rescue this rock, as it was in the landscaped area of the Downtown Salinas Burger King on Main Street. If they want it back I can give it up, or I can offer a replacement. But I fell in love with it, so I took it. Just took it. Measures approximately 2 3/4".

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rock 352 ~ Tongue Rock ~ July 11 2016 ~ Cambria CA

Honestly it is the color of a tongue. Very porous, with some flecks. Measures approximately 1 1/2".

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Rock 351 ~ Pastelled ~ July 10 2016 ~ Cambria CA

Today's selection comes to you from beautiful coastal Cambria. The shoreline is riddled with colorful rocks. The most collected are the moonstone , which personally are not my favorites. Pictured here is a pastelled stone measuring approximately 1 3/4". 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Rock 350 ~ Patchwork Rock ~ July 9 2016 ~ Cambria CA

Love this patchwork rock. I have not seen one like it before. It is approximately 1 3/4".

Friday, July 8, 2016

Rock 349 ~ Home Grown ~ July 9 2016 ~ Claremont CA

I have many rocks in Claremont that came from other areas. It is hard to find a local rock in my yard sometimes, amazing as that is in the land of Claremont Potatoes, where you vcan hardly dig an inch without hitting a rock. This little one is typical of the ilk here, so I selected it for today. Measures approximately 1".