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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Of All The Things I Needed To Do

I chose playing with rocks.  I wish I'd taken a true before picture but did not think until I starting unloading the rocks from the stump.
When I first built this garden for Dad, Hubby made me a stump chair.  The years and critters have worn it down so I thought it was time for it to move on to another purpose.
The removal left a hole.  Flats rocks were gathered to extend the walk.
My ever present partner, Ms OCD, had me sort like kinds.
First collection rocks were separated from working rocks.
Round rocks, cave rocks, crystals and conglomerates had to be grouped.
Fossils, metamorphic and iron ore Ms OCD sorted and played.
At quitting time you could not detect where the stump had been. The animals and people have a solid clear area to approach the water to drink, swim or just enjoy the view.

Empty pecans, pecan limbs, leafs and other natural debris were picked and raked away to join my compost or my burn pile.  Yep, that's the stump sitting behind my bench.  Couldn't bring myself to remove it completely...yet.

16 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

I love reading and looking at this type of post ...
It is so rewarding to see the end result, and to have almost shared the day with you.
I am so pleased you kept the stump.

Enjoy this week - the days go so quickly.

All the best Jan

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I love rocks, too, and love the way you create with them.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, hubby and I have a collection of rocks too. I like the cute sitting area and that the critters have their water. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

love the stump chair and the bench from the headboard and the rocks in the bucket with the round one on top are my favorite. i knew you collected rocks but now I KNOW you collect ROCKS. a beautiful spot to sit and rest

Saucy Kodz said...

The easiest way to the pond to drink or swim, and I would sit back and read with a lovely view. I looked very closely at the rocks. Girl, that is a fine collection - all separated, but I'll bet there are tons more. Have a wonderful day. H T M

Susan said...

Love that reference to your constant companion! Mine is Ms. Fruit Fly Focus. I love rocks of any sort and pick them up and bring them home constantly. When I kick off, my sisters will hate me.

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a wonderful display of your rocks.
I have never heard of a working rock :)
Lynne x
ps, thanks for the advice for Dip, I may have to think of getting a crate for her.

Ian H said...

Workaholic? In a few more years, the stump would have self destructed. It does look nice, though.

Arkansas Patti said...

Goodness, thought I liked rocks. You are a serious rock hound.
Laughed at your Ms OCD. I live with Ms Hammock Time.

Michelle said...

Funny that I am reading this, as I have been thinking of "rock" projects! lol Glad you kept the stump!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

All I can is that you and Ms OCD work well together...prior proper planning prevents poor performance, you know!...:)JP

LindaG said...

Yay! Great rocks, and a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing, Gail. ^_^

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like rocks too, looks like you accomplished what you set out to do ...one rock at a time:)

Karen S. said...

Best choice of all! To me, you are the rock-keeper, or stone-whisperer! Oh yeah, you always rock our world, and leave us stone-cold happy we stopped by!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I think in your case, Ms OCD is often your muse. You work well together. I love your projects like this. You create thoughtful meditative spots.

Susan Anderson said...

OK. That IS pretty OCD. But you know what? It works for you.

=)

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