Sunday, April 07, 2013

Sunday Stroll Rocks

"Geologists have a saying - rocks remember."  ~ Neil Armstrong

In our wonder over stately trees and delicate blossoms, we often over look some of the other natural beauties in our woods.  Today, I hiked out to visit some favorite rocks.   Sadly, my camera malfunctioned again, so you have my narrative and just a few photos to document my Sunday Stroll.

I headed first to a large boulder that stands as a trail marker for a path that cuts through our southwestern cedar wood.  It is streaked with pink quartz and flecked with moss, and leads to a deer trodden path through the cedar wood, bare of undergrowth... shadowed and still on this April afternoon.

On either side of the trail are two other large rocks, a meeting place for two companions to rest as they walk the quiet trail.

In the eastern hardwood forest, are many other mossy coated boulders... marking paths and offering landmarks.   A favorite is this large flat rock with a basin on the top.

 It catches snow melt and rain fall in this month of April, with its confusion of winter and spring weather.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy in natural beauty.


Pom Pom said...

You're so right! We should LOOK more!
No Sunday stroll for me - granddaughters and daughters came by. We had fun! Maybe I'll get on the treadmill.

Comfrey Cottages said...

I love rocks and their keeping of the world history.. just getting back into internet world, Aisling..hubby has been sick.. you know how that is! ;^) That rock would make it tempting for me to use to grind acorns and herbs in that natural depression!! Love it!! xxx Leslie

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, I bet you enjoyed their visit. Maybe another time, they can stroll with you! :)

It is cool, isn't it? I would be tempted to use that depression for something similar, but it is a long hike from the house... on the "back 40" so to speak. Thanks for visiting and hope your hubby is much better now!

Comfrey Cottages said...

It is totally cool! At least fun to imagine earlier peoples using the depression in such a manner:) Thanks for the wishes for hubby.. poor fella has had a time of it recently with first a respiratory infection, then a bad tooth and now tummy flu :( I need to get his immunities built up! xx Enjoy your evening!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Have always loved rocks.
I see many
that I wish I could move
to my gardens :)
So good
to see you online again.