Collect Rocks Day

Rocks can be a decorative item both inside and out. Rocks can represent memories made with loved ones and bring to mind special times.

Lake Superior pebbled shoreline.Did you know there is a “Collect Rocks” Day?

September 16 honors collecting rocks. Rocks, stones or pebbles can be relatively easy to collect if you chose small ones. You’ll have a bit more of a challenge as you select larger ones.

Agave plant in large flower pot with a pinwheel and two rocks.Remember when Pet Rocks were popular? There is just something about rocks. They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. You can sometimes find heart shaped rocks or even state shaped ones. Your imagination can run a bit here.

Rocks can be a decorative item both inside and out. Rocks displayed in pretty candy dish on window ledge.Displaying your vacation souvenir rocks in a pretty jar or candy dish can brighten a spot in your home. Rocks are a great flower bed border or a garden accent piece. Rock lined garden bed.Whimsical painted rocks, a mobile of rocks, or stacked rocks can be strategically placed to please the eye. Enjoy your favorite rock as a paper weight.

Rocks can be made into a variety of “pretties” whether as a pendant, stone beads in a bracelet, or as earrings. Donut shaped stones can easily be turned into pendants with a bit of cord and a clasp.

Rock strewn creek with evergreen trees in background.Who doesn’t like to throw rocks into a lake or river? Skipping rocks can be a fun pastime or competition. Children enjoy playing in pebbles where they can build mounds, valleys, and run their toys around their creations. View of Lake Superior with a bit of beach in foreground and a lone evergreen on the rock left side.Watching water flow over rocks can be beautiful and mesmerizing.

Rocks can represent memories made with loved ones and bring to mind special times. Father Baraga monument with rocks placed as a memorial.Stones are used as both formal and informal memorials. They provide both function and beauty.

Garden Guard Gnome by large rock in mulched bed.So, to celebrate Collect Rocks Day, do something with those special rocks you collected that are sitting in a coffee can or bucket. And remember — “You Rock!”“You Rock” spelled out in rocks on sand and pebble Lake Superior beach.

P.S. Be respectful of rules at your local, state and national parks.Rock border of mulched garden bed.

Author: Cindy Avery

Retired from education, Cindy still likes to learn and enjoys sharing useful and unique information. She hopes to encourage others in their learning journey.

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