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Thursday, April 21, 2011

lot r


Lot R
R is for Rocks, lots of rocks. I don’t know of a person that has not played with rocks. Do you have fun collecting lots of pretty rocks? If one becomes inaner with rocks you become a Rock hound.  Well I have to say I am a rock hound.  I get out my rock hammer, gold pan, shovel, pick. Load the truck and head for the hills or desert. I know where to find obsidian, agates, flint, jasper, jade, garnets, geodes, topaz, turquoise, opals and leaver-rite.  I like skipping rock too. You find a good flat rock then giver a fling and watch it jump across the water. I have a pet rock. His name is blue. When I was a youngster I would go with my dad and hunt for rock. I would find one and would ask my dad what kind of rock it was that I found. He would say “it a piece of leaver-rite” then he would explain “its leaver it right were you found it.”  Here is some that we did not leave.

pretty rocks

blue and Arminius 

Apache tear and native copper

turguoie and silver
fire obsidion and native silver and copper
have fun rock hounding i do.
Thank you and God Bless

6 comments:

Roy Durham said...

note: you can click on photo's to see them larger and in the pretty rock the one in the center is a fire opal

EstherBelle said...

Thanks for the memories, Roy. When I was smnall one of my older brothers was a rock hound. I can remember the noise of the tumbler, and some of the beautiful things he made. He especially enjoyed making things formy Mom.

Anna L. Walls said...

Beautiful rocks. I was always bringing home rocks. I still do, but I never had a tumbler. Then again, most of the rocks I kept were too big.
I have one now, polished by the river but not shiny like those above, but it was a beautiful sample of layering of soft and hard rock. No idea what they are though.

sweepyjean said...

When I am at the shore, I collect rocks and shells. Your rocks are beautiful. Who makes them into jewelry?

Roy Durham said...

@ sweepy it use to be my dad and little brother and me. now it just me.my brother made the ring i made the belt buckle and bolo my dad made the pendent.

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