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Rock collecting - Rock Hound?

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By Feona on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 06:39 pm:

Anyone a Rock Hound? I started alittle collection which I got on Ebay. I put some one the railing of our outside deck.


This is pictures of outdoor rock gardens which of course I couldn't do since rocks are too heavy.


http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS316US334&q=rock+garden

By Feona on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 06:42 pm:

http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS316US334&q=rock%2Bgarden&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=jpRKSvr-Io26NYa0jbMK&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=570237089

some more pictures of rock gardens

By Feona on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 06:44 pm:

Here is some examples of rock mineral photography
http://www.scovilphoto.com/cgi-bin/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?sort=&direct=Minerals

By Feona on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 06:46 pm:

rock collecting for kids

http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/mrsthonus/science.cfm?subpage=349847

By Enchens on Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 04:28 pm:

I find rock gardens very pretty.

Dh had a rock collection growing up. It was neat to see it.

Dks like to collect rocks, too, but I don't know if they have any other criteria other than it has to be really dirty! lol

By Northcountrymom on Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 08:29 am:

Feona and Enchens,

I love your rock garden musings. We have gone through phases of rock collecting at our house. I've never done a formal rock garden like some southwesterners or a beautifully labeled collection but but our little guy loves rocks so we have collections going back to his toddler days of everything from small pebbles to chunks. Most of them were collected on vacations or day trips.

I personally have wanted to build a rock garden wall ala England and France but haven't succeeded yet. They seem to stand the test of time and are low maintenance.

Where we live now our soil is rocky, mountains everywhere. Rocks are less exotic novelties than when we lived in flatland but still very interesting.

My little guy's school just went on a field trip to the "Natural Stone Bridges and Caves" in Pottersville, New York. They have the largest underground cave structures in the NorthEastern U.S. Since mining, rock climbing, geological info is always a big part of these kinds of sites we were reintroduced to our rock love. We came home with geodes filled with rock crystal and other interesting agates.

Another trip byproduct was being dwarfed by huge naturally formed rock structures gives you a renewed respect for natural forces.

Linda

By Enchens on Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 12:54 pm:

Wow! What a cool field trip! I'm sure my kiddos would love to do something like that.

How long will you be saving your ds rock collections? ;)

By Northcountrymom on Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 05:26 pm:

Have I mentioned fighting clutter as a way of life or that I should have been a museurm archivist and collector!!!!!!!!!! Translation: I need a museum big enough for all of our collections.


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