Along the Way to Rock Country

There is something very comforting about beauty.  It is a primitive need that yearns to be satisfied and can be difficult to define.  I read once that visual beauty was based upon mathematics…. it supplied the proper distance from point A to point B and some form of symmetry was typically present.   There is an orderliness around beauty that can be comforting.  It is always out there in some form for each of us.   For me, one of those “forms” is rocks – especially Oregon Fire Opal and Oregon Sunstone.  I can spend countless hours admiring their unique and startling beauty.  I love finding them.  I love making jewelry with them.  AND… I love wearing them.  But, do not get me wrong.  Being a rock hound is not just about finding “pretty rocks.”  As the saying goes…It is the journey along the way so,….

…Hopping into the truck…IMG_4166

…And driving to “Rock Country”…

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…Offers ALL kinds of opportunity to see nature’s artwork…

…The proper distance from Point A to Point B…

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…Will cause you to slow down…

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…And notice the orderliness around you…

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…In the form of gorgeous terrains…

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…And inspiring forms of weather…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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“The road less traveled” commands your attention.

You simply cannot help but take a closer look and “see the perfect mathematics”

found in a juniper tree…

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…Or in the simplicity of single wildflower….

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…Or a startling display of vivid color.

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There are moments where stillness takes away the “wild” in wildlife…

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…And may cause you to reflect…

…On family…

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…Or Friends…

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…Or maybe even strangers you met along the way.

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…So even though you have driven all day…

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…On all types of roads…

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…On all kinds of terrain….

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…In all kinds of weather…

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…At the end of the day….

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… If you are a rock hound looking for rocks…

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…Make no mistake….

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…Beauty is ultimately….

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…A ROCK:)

Colleen~