a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Like A Rock

Hubby drives a Chevrolet.  We live down a long winding dirt road so a clean vehicle happens but not often.  WARNING:  Objects reflected in tailgate may be closer than they appear (self portrait).
Andrew drives a Ford and I drive a Chrysler so I guess you might say we are diversified when it comes to vehicles.

If you didn't know I like rocks, you do now.  Like a rock is just an excuse to show more rocks!
Even in the deep woods dirt daubers build nests.
Rocks aren't just a thing of beauty to me.  They are an open geology book. This is a solid rock but the weaker parts have worn away leaving it with a deceptively pebble-like surface.
I have too many questions and not enough answers.  Why is this one rock's surface so different from its neighbors?  They are all sandstone.  I probably will never know the answer but I keep asking.
One rock with three flat surfaces rising above the rest.  What geological event caused this rock to be created or eroded a grain of sand at a time?  I may never know cause the rocks aren't talking today.

21 comments:

Terri B said...

Dang dirt daubers...they latch on everywhere.
We are Dodge folks here, shifting over from Chevrolet about twenty years ago. If you don't have dirt road dust you aren't country. LOL!

Susan Anderson said...

I wish the rocks COULD talk. I am especially crazy about petrified wood. Does that count as a rock? I have a couple of amazing pieces of it.

=)

Delores said...

At this time of year it's hard to find a clean car or truck. We're Chrysler fans over here.

Magaly Guerrero said...

You need no excuse to talk about rocks. I love it when you show us your finds, and adore the questions in your mind. Now I want to go rock seeing. I'll have to wait a bit... it's snowing at the moment.

The self-portrait made me grin. ♥

Jayne said...

I used to live down a long gravel road, and it was next to impossible to keep any of our vehicles clean for any time. I could wash and wash the truck and by the time we got to the highway, it was covered in a layer of dust! Oh the joys!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't think my sports car would like your driveway.
What do you mean the rocks aren't talking? Tie them up and make them sing!

TexWisGirl said...

i like rocks, too. :)

Brian Miller said...

rocks tell a story that most dont know how to read...it is our history an the origins of our planet....

Linda Kay said...

That's a rock, for you....never talks, doesn't have to go outside to do its business, doesn't bark, doesn't have to go to the vet. They make great pets, for sure!

SuperLux said...

Everyone has their own interest. Rocks are you thing so. :)

Sandy said...

Gail,

Only if the rocks could talk?

OMG, the stories we would hear.
From history to current time.

Country Gal said...

I like rocks to they have so many different forms and marks on them no two are alike . Yup the Chev trucks are good an solid like a rock lol. Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Sketching with Dogs said...

You should have been a geologist :)
Lynne x

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Nature and it's puzzlements can take us on such adventures!! Your interests are so varied..I love it!
Oh..as for the answers... *shrug* Wish I knew. Space fascinates me.

Arkansas Patti said...

Rocks and really old trees leave me a bit in awe with the mysteries they own. I admire persons who can look at a bluff and can read history.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gail..I mean how can one fathom a billion LIGHT years!?? I need to come walk with you before I can walk no further than a block!!! LOL HUGS!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

We do prefer American made cars. Right now we have Fords at home.
Of course, God makes rocks and they are awesome no matter where they are from! The natural history is priceless!

LindaG said...

Rocks never talk to me, either, darn them. I'd like to know what they'e seen as well as how they came to be there. :-)

Stay safe and warm! Go bless. ♥

Lynne said...

Pondering it all is the best part . . . wondering, no answers, speculating and discovering . . . enjoy!

Karen S. said...

One can never have too many rocks. Or stones or automobile flavors either! Funny thing about dirty vehicles, it's so the thing with a dirt driveway! Hehehe.

Michaele said...

I like your rocks. I used to see a lot more of them in Wyoming than I do here. Guess that's why this is such good farmland.

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