Rocks

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As you can tell I have rocks on my mind. I’m sure some who know me might say I also have “rocks for brains.” And, today that might be appropriate.

When I went to Great Britain recently, I was so grateful and amazed to see Stonehenge for the first time.  https://crookedcreek.live/2018/10/10/stonehenge/

For good reason visitors are not able to touch the huge rocks that make up this wonder. I was very fortunate that our hosts on this trip knew where there were similar stones nearby that could be seen up close and that could be touched at will. 

Kevin and Helen Elliott took our party to Avebury where the rocks in the slideshow below were personally accessible. I loved seeing all the random rocks, so similar to those with which Stonehenge was built but not arranged in the same pattern. I felt a strange reverence when I touched these stones from so long ago. 

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Around these huge rocks were grazing sheep, burial mounds like those surrounding Stonehenge and in a few places even roads that traversed the mounds.

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On this same trip while in the home of friends in Wales, I became aware of a different type of stone called crystal. While there I was given a rose quartz crystal that I now treasure. I am not yet knowledgeable enough to say much about crystals and their possible powers, but I am beginning the process of learning. I wanted to share this with you while we are on the subject of rocks, which are not technically the same thing, but they are both contained within the earth and no doubt carry many secrets of the past. What powers they may hold, I hope to learn. 

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“In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity… but there’s a feeling that life is interconnected, that there’s life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us.”  Bill Viola

7 Comments

  1. Wow! You are such a fantastic photographer! Rocks are fascinating, for sure, from the smallest to the largest. Extra good news, they endure a lot, but hang in there. oh, they may change a little, but for the most part, never give up.

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  2. I know the feeling.

    The first time I laid my eyes on the Great Rock and Wall Fences of Kentucky
    I got the same feeling.
    When I touched a rock fence I just knew I was touching
    something of history.

    I love the rock fences of Kentucky.
    I love rocks of all kinds, sizes. and shapes.

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  3. I have collected small rocks (I guess they are stones) from places to which I have traveled over the years. As hard as I have tried from time to time, I cannot get rid of them. When I am home, I need to take a picture of them and send it to you to show you the variety, mostly from the United States and Canada. Since I have been traveled overseas, I have not picked up stones because of airport security– don’t want to do anything to cause problems.

    Your pictures of rocks and crystal from England and Wales are great. I am looking forward to going there in Sept.

    When you started your blog, I thought we were going to come up with expressions including rocks. Thanks for the experience of rocks in another part of the world.

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