It’s a Red Rock!
Today is the coldest day of winter thus far. How nice a long walk down the beach would be right about now, yet when I look at this rock I think of the snow that’s on it’s way. Fire and Ice. Rocks are scattered all around my house, soon to be covered by the snow. I’ll miss seeing them. No one will know that these thousands of rocks were individually chosen.
Three agates from our July trip to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.
The front stone is a waterline agate. Most of these I’ve found are bands of whites, although this one has some yellow layers. Behind it is another knockout orange and yellow banded agate. The rock in the far back is mostly basalt. Often little windows open in the basalt, and agate fills in the empty space.
Looking on nature, one can see how organized everything really is. When I start to feel scattered, a little agate gazing goes a long way toward bringing order to my mental chaos.
Although I found this in the summer, when I look at it today I’m reminded that summer’s almost over.
July 2011 Agate
It floats upon the rock, wispy and translucent. Barely there, but just enough presence to catch my eye.
Could be an agate, or just a sliver of earthy history.
Agate with eyes
Sometimes during a busy day, I take a time-out to look at my agate collection. Studying the fine lines and unusual markings is a real stress buster.
We enjoyed a week on Lake Superior in July. Here’s our “biggest” find this year. I was strolling by the water’s edge, and this beauty was buried in the sand, with just a small portion in view. I was surprised when I started to unbury this.
You have to throw out all your old disc golf frisbees to make room for your rocks.
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