Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Images – Rocks -Rocks – and Old Marbles


I’m a rock hound. I’ve been crazy about rocks since I was a kid. I used to have quite a collection and have found actual gemstones, amethyst, jasper, agate, tiger’s eye, and even a large chunk of red garnet. I didn’t find them by going to one of those places where you pay and then search for gems, although that sounds like fun. I found mine out hiking in different ares of the country and along creek banks. But gemstones aside. I love plain old rocks. I took a few pictures yesterday of some the ones I recently found or have in my yard. One of them is a synthetic rock my oldest son made for me and I painted. And I’m posting a few pictures of my marbles. I love marbles and have fond memories of drawing a circle in the dirt in the Everglades of South Florida, squatting down with my buddies and winning their best ones. 🙂


rock-moss rock-mossy

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

9 thoughts on “Images – Rocks -Rocks – and Old Marbles

  1. I just spent one day of the weekend beach-combing, looking for interesting rocks to use as paperweights etc. So I can totally relate to your rock collection photos. Also, marbles were still big when I was a kid. In fact, I’ve kept a whole bunch of my best ones tied up in a sock these past few decades, like they were my personal treasure!


  2. Absolutely splendid! =)
    With love,~]


  3. What are men to rocks and mountains?


  4. Cute one… hope to read more of these 😀


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