Friday, June 25, 2010

Desert Rose


A little boy in one of the classes I taught last year showed me one of these that he found. Ever since then, I've been on a mission to find one. They look like little flowers that were turned to stone...

The largest one ever found was 125 lbs. Whoa.


But the thing about them that facinates me is...
if you don't collect them, wind and rain will disolve them again. They're formed from minerals that make their way to the surface.


I love flowers... even sand ones.

5 comments:

Christiejolu said...

That is beautiful....I want one too!!!

Miss Em said...

Good Luck.

Miss Em

Wrexie said...

I'll let you know if I find one. Monsoons are on the way, I guess that's what got me thinking about finding one before they melt away....

Alice in Wonderland said...

Wow, I found you here through Feirce's Blog, and I just love reading about your adventures!
I've always collected stones, and wanted a quartz rose since I was a child. I finally got one, but mine is more like glass.

I'm going to tag along for a while and see where this journey takes me!

Wrexie said...

Hi Alice...
Lucky.
You have a rose.
I was lookin' again today...

Oh... I just ramble here. I'm easily entertained. haha.