Friday, September 18, 2009
Sculpture and Boulders
They're not marble, they're basalt. From Wyoming. The Missoula Floods filled our part of town with river rocks, some quite large. Most folks just ignore them, others want them gone because they are hard to mow around.
That's where we come in. When given lemons, make lemonade. When given rocks, make a rock garden. Carolyn finds unloved rocks and we move them to our garden. A police car slowly cruised behind us as we pulled the boulder on a small cart the ten blocks home.
Yes, it's odd, suspicious behavior but not illegal. Glad he didn't stop us as I'd have to thought of a religious ritual of penance to justify our actions. The cop probably couldn't understand it's because we love rocks. If some rocks are good, more and bigger rocks is much better!
A side note on religious behaviour: In looking up information on the Missoula Flood I found several sites including one that looked like wikipedia that looked scientific until I read "following the global flood of Noah" and "Modern geology has been largely founded upon the need by naturalists to explain our world independent of supernatural Biblical references such as the global flood."