Not long ago my youngest son Jonathan and I were going through boxes of rocks (two categories; fossils ~ considered more serious finds ~ and sparklies)...we had just brought them home from where they'd been in storage for several years.
Neither of us can pass up a nice rocky creek (or public landscaping gravel, for that matter)!
So, we sat down in the middle of the living room floor and went through the boxes, rock by rock...
"Look at this, Mom!... Oh, I remember this one!"
Exceptionally good ones were first passed over for his Dad to see, then were put in another little pile to separate them from the rest.
We really did have some interesting ones!
Much more important was spending time with my soon-to-be Senior, who this time next year will be setting off for college...
All of a sudden Jonathan said, "Oh, I remember finding this...I kept it in my pocket, and gave it to you on the way home"...(we used to go rock-hunting in the creek that ran behind the kitty-shelter where we volunteered)...
He told me to close my eyes and hold out my hand...
and there it was...doubly lucky, heart-shaped and with tiny fossils!
I don't know why I didn't keep it separate at the time, but now it has found a home in the little dish (above) on my nightstand.
They just grow up too fast, and rock-hunting opportunities get fewer and farther between...
We're planning a little rock-hunting trip now, before school starts.
No matter what we find, though, this one will remain my treasure...♥
Hope everyone had a good Monday!
Still no rain...just hot wind...:(
Still hoping...and watering.
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