Many months ago, I said I would post some pictures of my favourite rocks in the garden. Well, it dawned me this morning that they will be completely covered in snow, probably by tomorrow morning (if the forecast is correct). We had some snow and freezing rain in the early morning, although by mid-morning when I took these pictures, the snow was melting.
Okay, I really do have to stop thinking of spring and savour these times when standing outside and taking photographs without mittens is still a possibility.
These are two of my favourite rocks. My dad found the round, brown one (above) at the lake. It has spent this past summer surrounded by Kenilworth Ivy. I am amazed that this ivy can survive several hard frosts and still look good.
This black glittery rock has such a neat line of pink through it that my eye is often drawn to it. I don’t think it wants to be covered by snow either. Perhaps I should bring it in for the winter. I also have a collection of other, smaller rocks that have much the same band of colour running through them.
Sometimes I think it’s surprising that I haven’t walked into objects more often than I do considering how much time I spend gazing at the ground looking at rocks … even pea gravel gets my attention.
Well, I also love looking at animal tracks, particularly in freshly-fallen snow. Lytton, my dog, wasn’t in the mood for photographs today … so I figured I’d take a picture of his pawprints instead. He has huge paws!