Piles and Piles of Mexican Beach Rocks*

*I saw miles and miles of Texas all the stars up in the sky

I saw miles and miles of Texas gonna live here till I die (T. Camfield, D. Johnston)

Wet rocks amid broken pieces of Texas

I love the beauty of wet rocks, maybe because I saw few of them in my Texas years. Even a pasture sandstone looked beguiling in the rain. One thing I do not recall seeing in Texas is moss on a rock–you need moisture for that. The Mexican beach rocks are all still piled up since it has done nothing but rain here for the last 3 days. One thing about it, I have plenty of wet rocks for my “still lifes.”

Still life with volcano lava bubbles from Colorado. Created at Mom’s summer of 2018
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15 Responses to Piles and Piles of Mexican Beach Rocks*

  1. I like collecting rocks too and put some around my plants. Is that pink Depression glass in the last photo? Nice still life.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thank you, Jo Nell. Probably pink Depression; it was my grandmothers or great grandmothers. We had several pieces of it but I have never looked it up. I will have to do so now–my sister kept these as she is the one with daughters and granddaughters who want them.


    • Suzassippi says:

      It is “Miss America” by Hocking, 1933 for the sugar bowl, and the underplate is Diana pattern from Federal Glass Co, ca. 1933-1941. Thank you for the nudge to find out. 🙂


  2. I love your still life photos with rocks. Awesome!

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  4. peggy says:

    I was always collecting rocks as a child. I still like rocks. Yes, you need moisture to have moss on rocks. Like the way you dislayed your rocks.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thanks, Peggy! Sometimes, I get a little tired of all the moss on the rocks here…and on the front steps! I remember collecting rocks for a school project once. The hill across the road from our house was full of them. I called one of them “striped canyon rock.” Pretty sure there is no such thing. I think I remember that because my teacher asked me about how I identified the rocks–like a kid in Baylor County, Texas had access to the Internet or a library with rock references?

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  5. peggy says:

    I came back to this post about rocks to tell you how much I loved my childhood hobby about collecting rocks. If you wish to chat now and then email me at peggyjoan42@gmail.com

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