There are rocks in our house. A lot of rocks.
We have rocks on our front porch.
We have rocks in our front hall.
We have rocks in our living room.
We have rocks in our family room.
We have rocks in our bedrooms.
We have rocks in our bathroom.
Let me explain.
When one of your favourite places to go looks like this,
you end up with this -
Rocks on the front porch window sill!
The ones on the left are quartz from the Haliburton cottage and the one on the right is granite from the Georgian Bay cottage.
When one of your favouite souvenirs is rocks,
you end up with rocks to welcome you as you step inside the front door. These fantastically smooth rocks were collected at a beach at Torbay, Newfoundland. The kids were small when we went there and they wailed when it was time to leave. The "brain" rock is from another beach in Newfoundland.
I know, I know, you can't take your eyes off the Gerber daisies and the orchid, but just for a minute take a peak at the family room window sill. More rocks! These ones are from Georgian Bay and Nova Scotia.
When you have a husband who loves to collect fossils, you end up with this.
Fossils on the window sill and a display case on the coffee table.
A close-up of the fossils in the display case. Hubby collects them (and buys a few).
And a close-up of the living room window sill.
And this is the right side of the living room window sill.
You can see all the Burgess Shale memorabilia here. We don't have any Burgess Shale fossils as that would be distinctly illegal since it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but we are crazy enough about fossils (well some of us are and others like a good expedition) that we went on a 20 km 10-hour guided hike up a mountain in British Columbia to the location of the Burgess Shale excavation. We were so pumped when we got down that we bought every sticker, fridge magnet, and shirt available in the gift shop, some of which you can see here. I'll show you a couple of photos tomorrow for Friday Photo.
And when you can't resist pretty rocks, you end up with this -
Rocks in the bathoom, including pink quartz from South Dakota and amethyst from near Thunder Bay, Ontario.
I'll leave you with one last photo of an amazing 450 million year-old trilobite from Newfoundland.
Did the rock fairy leave rocks around your house?