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#588686 - Sun Jan 23 2011 07:42 AM New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones
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Rocks and stones everyone. It explains itself I think. Rock on!
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#588698 - Sun Jan 23 2011 08:09 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: ren33]
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This is an old shot of the Gallarus Oratory near Dingle, Ireland.


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#588710 - Sun Jan 23 2011 10:22 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: PDAZ]
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A war memorial atop Mount Untersberg, Salzburg.

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#588732 - Sun Jan 23 2011 01:04 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: zorba_scank]
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#588734 - Sun Jan 23 2011 01:06 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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Okay, it's not exactly stones, but it is stone.
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#588739 - Sun Jan 23 2011 02:04 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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These rock formations are found in El Torcal, Antequera - Spain


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#588823 - Sun Jan 23 2011 09:07 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: szabs]
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Just some rocks on a beach by Lake Ontario


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#588867 - Mon Jan 24 2011 04:08 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: spanishliz]
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This is the grave of Reverend John Flynn who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia, located at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The grave is elevated off the ground. While we were there a busload of tourists arrived. I was horrified when a woman climbed up onto the grave and walked across it! (She was older than me, so old enough to know better).
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#589096 - Mon Jan 24 2011 04:03 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: MotherGoose]
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Shameful actions indeed!
As shown in this thread, Mother Nature makes some stones. Sometimes she weathers them a bit round, Sometimes, Man interfers and cuts the stone, roughly or with precision to make edifices. And, sometimes Mother Nature herself cuts the sharp edge on a stone. Here is a gemstone I just got the other day of some Smoky Quartz with small white crystals of Pyrophyllite growing on it which exhibits that last idea of stone edge making. The mineral name for Smoky Quartz is Cairngorm which kind of makes it appropriate to accompany the towers, cairns, monuments and tombs already posted here, don't you think?
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#589113 - Mon Jan 24 2011 04:36 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: mehaul]
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The basalt plains west of Melbourne once were used as grazing land with dry stone walls constructed from the plentiful surface rocks. As the area became industrialised, these walls were removed or pushed over to be replaced by factory fencing.
About 30 years ago, I made multiple trips to collect discarded rocks, and with them built a low garden wall about 60 feet long. All my own work - a bit rough, but still standing!

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#589410 - Tue Jan 25 2011 08:29 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: auntie1]
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Taken on Whitley Bay beach Northumberland



The rocks are covered at high tide but are popular with those fishing from the beach
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#589718 - Wed Jan 26 2011 10:13 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Gees63]
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Cool pictures so far!

Nevada is mostly desert, but there IS water to be found, as well as some pretty rocks...

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#590169 - Fri Jan 28 2011 10:39 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Jakeroo]
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These are fake rocks. Maynooth makes them for our garden.

P.S. Sarah, I know I am posting this a day or two early, but we are expecting a cyclone tomorrow morning and I probably won't be able to have the computer on during the storm.


Edited by MotherGoose (Fri Jan 28 2011 10:45 PM)
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#590176 - Sat Jan 29 2011 12:06 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: MotherGoose]
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Good luck with the cyclone, MG. Hope it brings some rain.

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#590177 - Sat Jan 29 2011 01:05 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: auntie1]
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In those circumstances I think I might accept your reason! (Also because you have a husband who makes his own rocks.) Stay safe MG!
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#590200 - Sat Jan 29 2011 07:16 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: ren33]
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Rocks in Cornwall plus seaguls.



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#590503 - Mon Jan 31 2011 05:15 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Dotb]
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Totally ignoring the state-of-the-art children's playground just out of shot, the little boy would rather climb on the rocks in the disused quarry.

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#590512 - Mon Jan 31 2011 09:19 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: auntie1]
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These are some standing stones near Urquhart in Morayshire. It's sometimes known as "Nine Stanes" so presumably that was what it was called in the days when there were nine, however people say it might have had twelve originally. Certainly one has been ploughed into the field by the local farmer in my lifetime. Only these three are left standing with two more (to the left, but difficult to spot as they are almost together) have fallen.


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#590722 - Tue Feb 01 2011 03:41 AM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Mugaboo]
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A piece of coral I have in my garden. I did not collect it but inherited it from a neighbor who had collected it in the shallows off Florida back in the forties. This image was taken at night under a flash. The colors seem more vibrant that way.
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#592285 - Sat Feb 05 2011 06:46 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: mehaul]
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Inuksuk (pile of rocks marking a trail, or to say "I was here") by the water


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#592327 - Sat Feb 05 2011 09:15 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: spanishliz]
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The Rock!


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#592339 - Sat Feb 05 2011 10:31 PM Re: New Fortnightly theme is... Rocks and Stones [Re: Copago]
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Thanks Jill. What good timing!
Two weeks of rocks and stones is up and I will close it soon. Next fortnight lets go for "Green"- the colour or the concept, interpret it how you will.
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