With the assistance of my family, I managed to take home a <very> nice assortment of rocks. stones, fossils and sea glass from the shores of Lake Michigan.
Yep. I sorted them. It was awesome.
So awesome in fact, that I think I'll do it again tomorrow!
I'm not going to bore ya'all with the scientific, fancy and proper names of the stones. I mean, really.... who cares?
When I sort them I name them what I want!
Here we go .....
The marble-y stones. Lots of colors and smooth.
The big flatties - many shapes and sizes ...
Smooth, round-ish black stones.
My favs are round and look & feel like coins.
Larger and flatter black stones
Another favorite -
the smooth brown stones
with a couple awesome orange stones tossed in.
Pretty cool texture on some of them
... and a fish shape!
smaller tan, flat stones
nothing special, just like 'em
A Geode ...
This is a Crinoid.. <making an exception here on the rock names>
A marine invertebrate, also known as a "sea lilies". This animal is fixed to the sea bottom by a stalk and resembles a plant. Sometimes called "Indian Beads" by beach collectors. These crinoid fossils are from the Paleozoic Era (from 540 to 245 million years ago).
Aren't these awesome?
Flat with multiple holes.
Mr. D thinks we should string them.
Have to dig out my leather string
The red stones
and the white stones
and the ever elusive
Beach Glass ... if found on inland waterways
Sea Glass ... if found on oceans/sea shores
Now to figure out a plan on how and where to use these beauties!
Which are your favorites?