A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Petoskey Stones, Fossils and Old Glass Bottles

Today we went boating over to Sugar Island in Lake Erie with our daughter and son-in-law. Our granddaughter and her friend were collecting stones, and I was assisting in find the most unusual. We collected many for her little friend to take home. I, on the other hand, kept only three. One or two are fossils with one bearing a wing imprint; the third, not pictured here, is shiny and black--interesting. I have found blue chunks like that in East Bay of Lake Michigan, around Traverse City, Michigan. Along with today's find, there are photos below of some Petoskey stones I've collected over the last couple of years, up north, around Petoskey, Michigan. They are in their natural state, cleaned only by rain and unpolished.

Petoskey Stone Photos (click to see more)

Aren't they interesting! At one time Michigan was covered with a glacier from which, upon melting, the landscape was formed. Petoskey, a wonderful vacation spot on the northwestern side of the state, yields a generous amount of Petoskey stones.

Here's one for you: The ocean yields sea glass, but do the Great Lakes? The ocean's salt smooths the glass quickly, unlike here in the lake. Today we found an old, thick, glass bottle and on it are raised letters spelling out "Detroit, Michigan" . We know it to be old; however, the edges are still slightly shiny, and it looks as though it was, not too long ago, tossed into the water. After writing this post, I found a link that answers my question:
Lake Erie Beach Glass Colour Rarity Rank

Pleasant dreams of getting stoned! Just kidding. Pleasant dreams of beaches abounding with sun-kissed sea glass. Good-night...

 Lady Lake

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