Birch Bark Beauty

September 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Aren’t those pink hues divine?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

Camp Cookery

September 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

I love to camp, Province. And I love delicious rustic meals prepared over an open fire. Here are some of my favourites from the last trip.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

All In The Details

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m freshly returned from another adventure. Province, you are sublime.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I’m Gone Again

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Lately, Province, I feel like the Littlest Hobo. Forgive my absence for a few days while I install more stones for you to discover. 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Red Paperclip

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Province, another stone is back in town! Jesse Ellert, Jason Shabatoski, and Darrell Gotha took a road trip from Regina to see the World’s Largest Paperclip in Kipling and they returned with a two-inch cube of Tyndall. Thanks for bringing the stone home, fellas!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Where It Was

September 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

That stone I stashed at Cochin Lighthouse? Well, Province, this is where it was.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Tapestry Stone

September 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Province, I’m in love with this stone which houses fossils and is infinitely varied. It is fascinating to think that these chunks of rock are the remains of an ocean and its inhabitants, long gone but still present.

Natural chemical alterations give it its unique lacy look. It comes in two colors, a light buff mixed with brown, and (my favorite) a pale gray with darker gray mottles. Some folks call it tapestry stone, and they prize, especially, its random fossils: gastropods, brachiopods, trilobites, corals and snails. As the flesh of these once-living creatures decayed, a limey mud filled the casings and hardened to rock. My father has had only limited schooling, but he’s blessed with a naturalists’s curiosity and not long ago he hacked out a few of the more interesting fossil pieces and carried them home to show to his wife, Mercy. (The stone with which she weighted her Malvern pudding on the day of my birth contained three fused fossils of an extremely rare type, so rare that they have never to this day been properly classified.)

– excerpt from The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Where Am I?

You are currently viewing the archives for September, 2012 at HiddenTyndall.