Friday, September 6, 2013


I've been intrigued with rocks lately.
I remember loving shiny rocks as a child

We have good sized rocks in our planting areas,
and on a rainy day I was admiring the various colors of the wet shiny rocks.
~ The ones above I gave a couple coats of shiny spray gloss ~
and brought them inside

Rocks in the Garden

Rock formation, driftwood and a feather
in a tarnished silver dish
photographed on our stained concrete floors

Rocks for sitting upon

Rocks in Flower Shape
on the wet concrete patio

And rocks on a tarnished tray and pedestal
on the granite kitchen island

I wonder who decided which stones are valuable
and which are just rocks?

{and I'm still a rock collector after all these years}
~ Violet ~


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhh....this is wonderful, on this early Friday morning before I go to work. I too love stone and any structures made from this abundant material from the earth! Minerals and rocks have always been a fascination for me as well, especially those with SHINY substances in them! I have wondered as well, who determined what rocks or minerals were it their hardness, their rareity?

Your yard is so immaculate. I wish we could get ours to look that neat my friend. What a gorgeous summer you have had in your garden, creating the most enchanting scenarios for your grands and for me. Thank you for all the memories of this fairyesque summer. Anita

Martina said...

Rocks rock! Yes, i love them too! Collected a big jar full on my last holiday - they look so pretty! Have a super weekend!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Really beautiful...I like to collect different ones from places I go and have them around the house for memories :)) Your yard is gorgeous xx

Createology said...

I have always been fascinated with rocks too. As a young girl my big treat every birthday was to go to the little town gem and mineral store and select one small rock for my charm bracelet. I also have special rocks I put at my pond. And in a dish in the foyer. Glad to see I am not alone. Yours are beautiful dear...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my dear...I miss you so! And these rocks, there's nothing like stone in a garden or even in the house. Wishing you a grand day with the family! Anita

Palomasea said...

Rocks are always fascinating, dear Violet....and you have created some lovely vignettes!! The gloss is so pretty...

I hope you are enjoying the change of the seasons!
Hugs to you,
- Irina

jennifer anderson said...

as a child I painted rocks with clear nail polish