a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Monday, April 21, 2014

rock

A/Z (exploring the area we walk Koda, our corgi)

R - Rock


Every so often I'll see a sculpture like this down along the water's edge while we are walking Koda.  They are fascinating to look at, wondering who gets the rocks to balance like that.

One time hubby happened to see the man who creates these rock sculptures.  He is a landscaper who enjoys balancing rocks, we'll call it.  I'm not sure what eventually happens to them, does the wind knock them over or the tide come up that high, but after a few days when you see them, they are gone until the next time he comes by.



Think you could balance rocks like this?

(Hope you all had a nice Easter, we did :)

33 comments:

Carol Noren Johnson said...

Had a quiet Easter and now am reflecting on Jesus, who rose from the dead on Easter, as my ROCK.

G Angela said...

Happy easter ! Loved your pictures... they are beautiful !

Eileen T said...

No I couldn't balance rocks like that - I've tried and failed!! They are amazing when you see them though.

Eileen @ In My Playroom (also doing the A to Z Challenge)

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

That's amazing how he balances those rocks - just don't stand too close to them. I wouldn't want to find out how they fall down.
Wonderful pictures, Betty.

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

The rocks are a fascinating sight. I wonder how the sculptor gets them to balance. I don't think I've seen anything like them before. The water is such a beautiful colour!

Jemima Pett said...

I love those random ephemeral sculptures.
One place I walk (that got into my books) has someone build a jetsam sculpture - out of things washed up on the beach. It's far enough up the beach to withstand many winter storms. Last year it wasn't rebuilt. I wonder whether we have lost the person who built it?
If it's not there this year maybe I should adopt the tradition.

Jemima
#TeamDamyanti
Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

Bijoux said...

Those remind me of the trail markers used in parks.

Intense Guy said...

My first thought was someone has too much time on his/her hands...and then I recalled the "Scoutmaster" that knocked over a balancing rock somewhere in a National Park (The details are vague in my memory but it was "recently")

I think this looks cool! I'm sure it takes some talent!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It must take a lot of talent to do something like that ! It reminds me of pictures I've seen of rocks in the desert. Two of my grands used to love collecting different kinds of rocks when we were camping. They gave theme hours of pleasure. Rocks are wonderful.

Linda said...

Easter message wonderful. Time with family great (except hot pack needed for mom's pain.)

Not sure I'd be patient enough to rock balance but would be fun to see it done someday. Only seen photos and this news article http://www.twincities.com/ci_23357600/rock-balancing-gives-eagan-man-balance-his-life

Tracy said...

Love that the landscaper goes out to make the rock sculptures.

lyndagrace said...

I think I’ll try that!

joeh said...

When I look at that I hear the music and picture the guy on "The Ed Sullivan Show" spinning the plates.

Birgit said...

There is no way I could balance these rocks like he does. he must find his Zen doing this

Pat Hatt said...

I'll get some super glue and balance away, he must enjoy his rocks

The Brown Recluse said...

There is no way! I can't even balance cards! Love his talent, though.

Cindi said...

The Rock whisperer!!! Hope u enjoyed ur Easter Sunday

TARYTERRE said...

What a cool thing to do with the rocks. That's amazing. Glad you had a wonderful Easter.

Paula Kaye said...

What an interesting hobby...balancing rocks

Yolanda Renee said...

I don't balance rocks, but I do love them and collect them. Want to impress me, bring me a rock, not the little hand held - but the larger barely lift-able ones! LOL

Makes my day!

Stephanie Faris said...

Whoa! That's some balanced rocks. I'm in awe of his talent.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are always fun to see. I remember seeing a lot of them around the water near Seaport Village in San Diego. I'll have to try that sometime. We did have a lovely Easter, thank you.
Debby

Grammy Staffy said...

That amazes me. I couldn't even lift those rocks much less balance them. I think it is nice that he does that. Thanks for showing them to us. Hugs, Lura

Joanne Noragon said...

Built of symmetrical rocks they're called cairns. Never got past three high.

Sharon said...

That is an amazing thing! I don't know how he does it! (I can't even balance my checkbook - LOL!)

I've seen the Balancing Rock at Arches National Park. It's quite a sight. Have you ever been there?

xo

Liz A. said...

Is that a Zen thing? Kinda cool. I know I couldn't do it.

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

Arlee Bird said...

That is a pretty good balancing act. I've seen something similar on a highway that comes from Lake Havasau area through the desert. There are all sort of rocks balanced along that highway. Graffiti too which I don't like seeing.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Mevely317 said...

Like Intense Guy, I was inclined to make a remark about people having too much time on their hands.
In truth, I'm probably envious! Not of just his ability to balance rocks, but the ability to slow his pace and enjoy the whole process of creation. Nice!

Jerralea said...

What a cool picture of the rocks balancing on top of each other!

I don't have the patience to do that, but I enjoy the view.

jack69 said...

The rock balancers simply amaze me. NO I could not do it. I have tried. They must have some kind of logic, like some folk with recipes, something tells them that certain flavors work.
But for the life of me I might balance ONE, but Nope not a combination.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Yes! I also like to balance rocks and pointed objects that aren't supposed to stand up right. I used to do that with my pencils when I was in high school. : )

MS said...

One rock balancing is difficult. More than one is amazing! I wonder what his motivation is.

Happy Easter!

Mary@ The View from my World

Jee Dee said...

I like the rocks stacked up on each other from largest to smallest.