Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Stone For Sandra







We have had just a georgous weekend of Indian summer here. We were driving in the country today, and this is what we passed. So I just had to turn around and snap pictures. If you're asking why, it's all because of my friend Sandra. (see MadSnapper in my blog list on the right). One of her recent blog posts is asking this question: rock or stone? After extensive research, she came up with some very interesting theories, but no definitive answer. My husband said that a stone is English and a rock is American. I figured this was because in England, people are weighed in stones. But he said no, it's because The Rolling Stones are English. Good thing they aren't American, or they'd be The Rolling Rocks! Anyway, Sandra, this stone's for you. Have you ever seen one like it? From a distance, I thought it must be man made. But no, it's natural. Looks like an anvil or an animal. My husband thinks that sometime in the past, water must have made the curved in bottom part. But take a look at the house and yard behind the rock. See all the rocks under their land? These are big, expensive houses, but they were built on rocky ground! I wonder how anything grows there. This development needs to be called "StonyRidge".
"A wise man...built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the wind blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had it's foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24

2 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

The rock/stone debate just gets better and better, this is so much fun. That is a really interesting stone/rock, it looks like some sort of sea creature.
Judy

Sandra said...

Really nice ROCK in this picture. a Big anvil shaped ROCK. on this one my husband and I can agree. he says it is a rock. today he came up with a stone is any rock that can be picked up and moved, a rock is to big to move so it is a rock. a pebble is a really small stone. ARRRHhhhh
thanks Ginny