From time to time I’m told that I don’t put enuf photos of my round rocks on this humble blog. Mea culpa. Here’s a fine threesome from the area around the cabin. (Actually, this photo was taken long before there even was a cabin, but it is in the area where the cabin now stands.)
These are particularly nice specimens. The orange one at the lower right is my favorite of all we’ve found over the years. Its surface is the most smooth, and its color is a bit different. It’s not completely round; it has a flattish part on the side you can’t see. That would make it work perfectly as a paperweight, for example, but my heart resists removing the rocks from the forest anymore. In fact, I had a half dozen in the garage back home in suburbia that I intended to give as gifts, but after they languished there for more than a year, I took them back to Roundrock (where they belong) and left them on the shady porch of the cabin.
These three are not quite grapefruit sized, the most common size. I’ve found a few that are the size of golf balls, though I expect these are the most elusive since they so easily stay hidden. And I’ve found a few that are as large as basketballs, and I suspect these are even more rare because their size would have required the perfect growing conditions (in that prehistoric mineral soup created by the meteor impact) and because I think they probably are deeper in the ground where they haven’t eroded free yet.
But never mind my speculations. Here are three nice round rocks for your contemplation and enjoyment.
- National Arbor Day