The weather here on the Texas gulf coast has been absolutely stellar lately, and I am pleased as punch to have a beach easy walking distance from my home. Not unnaturally, one of the best parts about having a beach right next door is sharing that beach with my friends and family. Now, I realize that I have posted about Sylvan Beach before, but yesterday’s Sylvan Beach experience is worthy of note because my sister (and noted doctor of geo sciences), Kristie, decided to start a tiny rock collection, and of course the kids, my friend Travis (of guest posting fame) and I joined in with gusto!
Now, between the five of us, we had a really substantial collection going… but because we were collecting tiny, tiny treasures, the pile was small enough to easily fit into the palm of, say, Oona’s kindergardener-sized hand. Kristie thought that a collection of tiny rocks would be much easier on the movers when next she moves than, say, the truly substantially-sized rock collections she and her fellow geologist husband have accumulated over the years (“What’s in these boxes, anyway, rocks?!??” … “Um… actually…”), and I must agree, though I don’t think she and Ryan have any intention of ditching the larger rocks along the way. Anyhow, fun, right? We found some really good treasures. Behold!
They’re colorful, they’re cute, and they’re smooth and shiny from being tumbled in the bay. Also, we really enjoyed collecting them, and I have resolved to find a tiny salt shaker to put them in for display.
The moral of the experience? One beach-goer’s large grain of sand is another beach-goer’s new tiny rock! Have a great day, preferably at the beach ^_^ -E.G.D.