I would like to introduce you to my loyal Rockhound. He is the only friend and family member that has stuck with me in my search for perfect rocks to put the finishing touch on my sculptures!
My search criteria may be a little stringent (hence the abrupt drop in helpers), but the rock is what gives each piece personality. Colour, shape and interest are all important factors in choosing the perfect rock. Not an easy process some days. A large pile of rocks doesn’t always mean I’ve hit the jackpot and I’m happy if I can fill my trunk with a few select ones.
It may seem laborious to search for rocks and lug them to and from but I don’t mind because I LOVE rocks! For years I have dragged “souvenir” rocks home from various vacation destinations. It amazes and intrigues me how rock formation can change so significantly from place to place. Even from Bobcaygeon to Buckhorn, only a 20 minute drive, you transition quickly from the edgy grey limestone to the smooth rosy hues of granite. Driving not much further north to cottage country, we are privy to outcroppings of beautiful majestic rock walls, each one displaying its own charisma. We are so lucky!
I’m not sure if “Reg” the Rockhound is as passionate as myself about rocks but he seems to enjoy climbing rock piles and chasing the odd chipmunk. He’s always game for a good road trip even if it means a rock pit stop!