palm of my hand


a pause mid stride to gasp at this stone resting upon the ground
now happily dropped into the depths of my denim pocket

wedrock


soft curves . subtle colors create . balance . shadow . support . light . smooth


six rocksblog


words on a page . mingle paper and stone . so we try . held in the palm of the hand


anna copywednesday


lining up stones . imperfect prose this day . held and loved


52 comments:

S. Etole said...

such serene beauty ...

beth said...

ohhhh these rocks are amazing.....

Sarah said...

thank you for your very kind words. I was thinking about that post for awhile. Blogging gives such great perspective on reality as it is happening. Your photos are wonderful. I love your moon photo and the happy shot of your daughter.

Megan Coyle said...

what a great heart-shaped stone - and using stones with words = fabulous

.kat. said...

"When you find a heart shaped stone,
it means you'll never lose your way
back home." Beautiful words and
photos ELK! :D

Joan Elizabeth said...

I also love smooth river stones. The knocks of nature turning into beauty that nestles in the hand.

Marcie said...

Lucky you to have found such a perfectly shaped stone. Love what you've created out of these ordinary 'rocks'. Terrific!

Jewels said...

What treasures!

Jill said...

lovely.

Anna said...

We are a rock collecting family, so I know those heart shaped ones don't come by everyday. Lovely. Enjoyed this stone and paper meditation!

Judy said...

I have a basket full of all the beautiful rocks I've collected over the years. I don't think I've ever found a heart shaped one.

Char said...

these are beautiful - the river rocks make a peaceful and serene backdrop to your craft. there is just something about holding a smooth rock in your hand, isn't there?

sperlygirl said...

what beautiful treasures

Jennifer Richardson said...

Just seeing these stones
made my breathing slow
and go gentle
and deep;
how their beauty
does this to me
is beyond my understanding.
Just the idea
of their cool, smooth weight
calms and quiets.
Funny about stones:)
Thanks for the share.
-Jennifer

Kimmie said...

So beautiful! A perfect heart ..... I wonder if it feels like an imperfect oval next to those other stones. Nah ........

spread your wings said...

oh my goodness this is a wonderful collection you have. i it's funny how certain rocks just catch your eye. i brought back 4 rocks from AZ and was so afraid they were going to take them from me in baggage check.

emily wierenga said...

how do you do it? see love, always, in the every-day?

neva gagliano said...

you had me at the first stone!

Ruthiey said...

those pictures are beautiful. I love how God can speak to you through the humblest of things.

LauraX said...

My hand is resting on my heart, reading your words, viewing your images...and my heart and hand feel very happy!

june at noon said...

I love organizing stones! The one you found is perfect for your aesthetic.

Brian Miller said...

nice those are cool rocks...particularly the heart shaped...a little reminder you are loved...

happygirl said...

So beautifully simple. <3

Oliag said...

Lovely! I especially love that twine wrapped rock...

Carrie Burtt said...

Love the beautiful stones and your lovely words! :-)

Suvarna said...

so smooth to the touch and soft on the eyes, rocks have a way of finding their way into our pockets don't they. nice collection
:-)

elizabeth said...

I love this...I want to make a song rock.

elizabeth said...

I love this...I want to make a song rock.

maccandace said...

What nice little handmade gifts those would be.

elizabeth said...

What a perfect heart! And I love the idea (and implementation) of singing rocks .. seems so appropriate somehow.

Joybird said...

I love the heart rock. It actually made me gasp out loud.

Christine said...

A collector of rocks myself. The best place on the planet to find them are in Marathon Ontario's, Pebble Beach. But don't get caught, there are signs not to take any rocks.

alexkeller said...

I have a ever growing collections of stones - my son always bring me some from his walks with Dad. We fill up a jar, put them in the back yard and start over. One I'll keep forever - the one he reminded me, "say thank you!"

Jeanne Klaver said...

I love stones; they ground me. I often carry them around with me, rubbing them for peace and comfort. Your stones are beautiful!

patty said...

even your flickr stream is delightful!
love the images, beautiful... and yes, grounding.
xo
@findingserendipity.com

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Oh, how cool, how soothing! Thanks.

Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

emily wierenga said...

so glad you linked this, friend. i love your tender heart.

Misty said...

over from emily's and i love this in so many unexpressable ways!!! i loved a woman who loved stones and she taught me to find my own stones. they are good for remembering.
love love love this heart shaped gift. always he reaches us in nature.

alittlebitograce said...

these stone pictures bring a smile to my face. :)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Oh, how I love found hearts! Lovely.

I finally blogged about what our family is going through. We need all of the prayers we can get.

Mama Zen said...

Wow.

Kati patrianoceu said...

such beauty in something so... daily. Thank you for reminding us of the exquisiteness of this little bit of creation.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

what a peaceful blog - i will visit here when i'm having a little cup of tea and need to find some quiet!
Think you would like my story stones

http://chippernelly.blogspot.com/2011/02/gruffalo-story-stones-get-airing.html

thanks for sharing, glad i found you!
fee x

deb colarossi said...

love love love

and you .

Leslie said...

that first rock, how lovely. it looks like one of your little birds, to me. isn't it just wonderful when we are surprised by joy in this way?

Meri said...

Perfect for Share the Joy Thursday, so I've linked you.

Country Girl said...

sweet, my friend ~

Betsy said...

lovely heart shaped stone! Are you the one with the collection? Some blogger has a bowl full of heart shaped stones!

Kim Klassen said...

i love the way you do... what you do....

true admiration.........xxo...Kim

Sandra Heska King said...

Earthy and soft beauty.

kelly@thebluemuse said...

as always, perfect peace and balance.

awalkonthebeach said...

So beautiful...simple and calm.