The lizard on the rock is of course not real. However most dogs sniff this lizard. It has such a good personality with the tail all curled up. It does move around on the rock from time to time. I often wonder if the garden fairies make it come alive and when I look for it it stops where it was so I can't see it moving.
I have watered and watered this rock to try to get moss to grow on it. It looks like I might have some beginning. On several of my rocks I would like to encourage moss and lichen to grow. Has anyone had success with the Buttermilk techinique? I will have to give it a try to see how it goes. Frances over at Faire Garden had a post about her wonderful stones. If you want to see some nice wall building with rocks Christopher C at Outside Clyde is posting about the wall he is dry stacking. Here at Greenbow I have a small collection of rocks I find here and there. I try to display them to their best advantage. This path goes through a flower bed in the front garden. I have a couple of taller rocks on either side of the path to help guide you through this path. During summer it is really a pass through and gets quite over shadowed with flowers.
This rock is fairly large. It isn't really good for much other than what it is doing becasue it is a very soft rock. It peels off in layers now and then. Right now it is a base for a weather vane that has seen better days.
This is another path that cuts through a flower bed and leads you to a path that will take you around the garage side of the house.
This big ole stone is one of my better rocks. It is thick and of a good quality. Do flaking off on this stone. It sits where three paths join. It was given to me by a friend that occasionally finds good stones where he works.
This stone is a good size. Thick and fairly long but it is of the flaking variety so it just sits there looking good.
This stone peeking out of the snow came from MI. There is some thyme growing around it.
I like this stone because it is a heart shaped rock. I like rocks that have an interesting shape. I have some smaller rocks that I found in AK that look like a mitten. Now that is very appropriate for where I found it.
I think this stone is an intersting shape. It is like a fist with someone pointing a finger. It is now sitting pointing skyward but I sometimes use it as a directional along a path.
Some more of that winter dreamin' of mine would be of a rock large enough I could climb up on it and sit. A rock for contemplation or mere dreamin'.