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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:32 AM

Sharing something beautiful



Lake Huron beach stones

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Reply Sharing something beautiful (Original post)
mia Feb 12 OP
mr_lebowski Feb 12 #1
mia Feb 12 #2
Bayard Feb 12 #3
mia Feb 12 #9
Bayard Feb 12 #11
mia Feb 12 #4
Bayard Feb 12 #12
mia Feb 12 #13
Ohiogal Feb 12 #5
Fla Dem Feb 12 #6
2naSalit Feb 12 #7
Delmette2.0 Feb 12 #8
DFW Feb 12 #10
Duppers Feb 12 #14

Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:34 AM

1. I dunno about you but I look at it and think ... two sprained ankles!

Just kidding, that's really pretty. To look at

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

2. I wondered how so many beautiful rocks could still be there.

Maybe the thought of walking across them has kept them safe from collectors.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:17 AM

3. Whoa....

What kind of rock do those come from? I do paintings on rock, and would love to have some.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:26 AM

9. Once you hold them and see their natural beauty,

you probably won't want to cover them up with paint.

I think, but am not sure, that they come from metamorphic stones that have been tumbled smooth by the ocean.

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Response to mia (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:23 PM

11. They certainly are...

I don't cover anything with paint though. I work with the natural contours and colors of the stone.

Ask Duppers!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:22 AM

4. Roger's castle

Roger Laflamme wanted to live by the water. So in 1978 he bought the first house a real estate agent showed him on Devonshire Road on the shores of Lake Huron, not far from the oil refinery in Sarnia, Ont., where he worked as a welder.

Part of the appeal of being lakeside was being able to swim, and the swimming off the beach in front of Laflammes two-storey wooden home was good, but not perfect. The water was Caribbean blue. Fresh and clear. But there were rocks in the sandy shallows, of all shapes, sizes, colours and weights.

Laflamme wanted his beach to be all-beach, and so he started plucking the rocks from the water and tossing them ashore. Pretty soon, he had an extremely large pile of rocks. Soon after, he had a problem.

I started thinking, what can I do with all these rocks? Laflamme says. So Id build something, and then Id run out of rocks and then Id get more rocks the next year and Id think, what am I going to do now?



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Response to mia (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:29 PM

12. Like this too

I just like rocks! I am still in the process of building a gabion wall around my garden, and I have gabion pilars between the log sections.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:36 PM

13. Thank you

Your wall sounds like a labor of love!

I live in an area with lots of low coral rock walls bordering the sidewalks. They're like works of art. Some have shells and fossils embedded in the stones. Tiny bromeliads and ferns seem to take root easily in the crevices.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:28 AM

5. So pretty!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:53 AM

6. They are exquisite, the variety is amazing!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

7. THank you!

That's so pretty! I have forgotten how pretty it is there. Maybe I should try and go to the Lakes for a short spell just to enjoy that this summer.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:21 AM

8. Rock hounds and amateur geologist would be in heaven. nt

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:29 AM

10. I've long heard about the wealth of minerals around some of Canada's lakes

When I was in elementary school, I remember one girl used to go up to some lake in Canada and return with Apache tears, a form of clear obsidian. I was always jealous of that.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

14. Gorgeous!

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