as soft as a rock

i am still playing with my rock collections.  i hope you aren’t sick of rocks yet. these round and egg shaped speckled rocks are among my favorites–i love how they look solid and petrified on one hand, yet delicate enough to shatter like eggs.

lake superior beach rocks, minnesota

  • margie says:

    rocks are amazing, how could we ever tire or them

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  • Jenn says:

    They look a lot like our Maine beach cobbles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quercusdesign/6025729076/

    I love the soft light you used – they look positively ethereal!

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    • still says:

      Hi Jenn-
      I am familiar with your work! i’ve seen it on etsy, and i have it pinned on my assemblages & arrangements board on pinterest. I am a big fan. It is an honor to have you here.
      Yes, I am always struck how similar the flora, fauna, and geology of northern minnesota and maine are–ever since reading Blueberries for Sal as a a kid.
      welcome to STILL blog,
      mary jo

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needle frost

it is cold here this week

cedar with hoar frost

saint paul, minnesota

  • Sian says:

    Hoar frost is beautiful : ) but it must be so cold where you are!

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little brown tongue

it is hard to find inspiration when you are  bundled up, hunched against the cold, with eyes lowered and nose tucked in your collar to avoid the wind.

but this little bit of vegetation breaking free from icy fingers reminds me that the days are getting longer and spring will slowly win its long war of attrition with winter.

saint paul, minnesota

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glyphics

my artist friends rosa kittsteiner and brad royce came by for a visit today.  my rocks were sitting  out to be photographed, so i invited rosa to make the arrangement.  didn’t she do a great job?  i love the design.

lake superior beach rocks, grand marais, minnesota

  • janine says:

    great stones – cool design!

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quilled willow

have you ever played with paper quilling?  this willow reminds me of quilling.

it grows abundantly in thickets along the edges of rice creek where I walk my puggle.  steve calls it river willow, although i think it may be better called longleaf willow or sandbar willow. if an of you recognize it, i would love your help identifying it.

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

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