Friday, January 11, 2013

Stacking Rocks

Having a relationship with nature means experiencing it with many senses. Stacking rocks is one way to understand texture, hardness, center of gravity, aesthetics, shape, patience -- many disciplines come together in this one activity.

I made these three stacks while visiting Rialto Beach in Washington state. I don't know that I've photographed any prior rock stacks, but I was very proud of these because of the wet conditions.

We had a trail book for Olympic National Park, which included Rialto Beach with its sea stacks and the 'islands' and HUGE logs (both in the photo above) are part of the geography. Comparing book reading to an in-person experience? No comparison.

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