Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Speaking of Rock Stars



 Guess I married one. Look what the boss brought me yesterday from the heifer pasture.

He was out building fence.


See how this weird concretion of honey-combed limestone seems to have flowed down
over the granite boulder in the center?

I have admired, nay, lusted after, this rock for years and years and years. ....some folks like diamonds...for me it's field stone every time. However, as you can see from the distant shot of the skid steer bucket, it is HUGE! And it was all the way at the back of the heifer pasture at the top of the hill behind the hill in yesterday's middle photo (see previous post).



Note the odd shelf around the bottom,
as if the stone sat in the bottom of a limestone cave or something

I never even asked. It wouldn't have been fair to expect someone who works so hard to bring me something so difficult...just for fun





Thus when he came down yesterday and sent me out to see what he had brought me I was thrilled. This an amazing hunk of landscape. Now to decide where to put it.


Thank you!!!


7 comments:

WendyFromNY said...

Very cool rock! I would love to hear what a geologist has to say about it's origins. Are you going to clean it up or leave it au naturel? I have a much desired rock up in our woods, but without large equipment, it will have to be admired where it stands!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Wow!

jan said...

I can totally relate. I'd rather have that than an overrated diamond.

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Oh how lovely it is!!Really interesting too. Enchanting for a fairy garden huh?? or just plain in your lush green somewhere...so nice of him to surprise you with that wonderful rock which is filled with so many stories...-- you are indeed a blessed woman--smiles..Merri

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, you are a girl after my own heart. I actually have a fence post that was sticking up by a thread on the ditch bank. I told Terry someday I was going to dig up that old fence post a put it in my yard.

Awhile later he came in with said fence post...I still have it.
Linda
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threecollie said...

Wendy, same here. I have always liked this rock and I am really excited to actually have it

Nita, just my reaction. lol

Jan, I think I have one tiny diamond that my mama gave me. I love it because my mama gave it to me and it is in an incredibly lovely piece of jewelry. But rocks....yeah....just yeah...

Tina Marie, thanks, I am so happy with it.

Merri, exactly! thanks

Linda, I would love to see your fence post!