Apr 17, 2010

Nature Rocks!


I am a rock-hound. I can't help it. I think it goes hand-in-hand with being an avid gardener. I am forever picking up rocks off the ground, and have them all over the house and yard. I also have a crystal collection that keeps growing.

The above pic is a weathered-board tray that I keep most of my smaller crystals on, along with some assorted tools I use for workings. I always have multi coloured mini-tapers on hand, and the grey and white banded object behind them is my wild turkey feather for smudging.

In the blue and green pouch at the lower part of the picture, is one of my pendulums. In the center, there is also a little Mayan temple I brought back from Mexico, and a Egyptian glass bottle that I now have some protection oil in.

I have my other supplies spread around my little suite, but this tray gets much use, and I'm forever picking out a crystal or two to carry with me throughout the day depending on what energy I am needing, or how I'm feeling.

With my energy being 'funny' this last month or so, I've definitely gravitated toward the more protective and grounding stones. Some of these include:

Hematite
Jet
Red Jasper
Smoky Quartz
Turquoise

Not everyone is a rock person. My one neice picks up every rock she sees. The other one is a tree-hugger (literally,) and picks up flowers that have dropped from their stems, or dandelions and puts them in her hair.

Is there something out there on the earth that you pick up and hold on to? Do you gather items from your yard, walks and trips and bring them into your home? I find it fascinating how we build homes to protect ourselves and then spend our time bringing Nature in!

27 comments:

faerwillow said...

~a multitude of them...rocks (escpecially heart shaped ones), sea glass, drift wood, strange pieces of metal that people have thrown on the ground (littered), glass burned in campfires, flowers to trees...i guess really anything that has to with the outdoors...oh and sticks...we have to 3 baskets filled with various sticks...my oldest just started whittling them!! my husband says one day we will have to buy another house...one for all my little treasures i keep! thank you for sharing your collection with us and happy to have you back from your vacation! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love rocks too. they are sooo elemental!

mxtodis123 said...

I pick up shells at the beach, but I also love to collect rocks, too. Friend know me so well that they come to me with unusual rocks and shells.
Mary

clairedulalune said...

Oh i just went to the seaside and brought back some rocks today! when I was young I loved sitting in my grandmothers garden, and make daisy chains! I love your collection, beautiful picture!((Hugs!!))

Jessica said...

Oh I am definitely a rock and sea shell girl. I bring them home all the time, at least one per outing. We have talked about getting a tumbler for the stones but I rather like their natural look.

The Wizardess epi said...

Yep, I tend to pick up the pretty or unusual rock. I have some sweet crystals, but I am resisting buying any more...stay away, Hibiscus Moon, don't open that etsy shop again!

I like to pick up acorns, too, and keep them in glass bowls. The kitty-cats think this is for their benefit, too. Natural toys.

Crystalrainbow said...

Hmmm pretty much the same :) rocks, shells, feathers, twigs, leafs anything really, no wonder i need a bigger home. I spend most of my time outdoors looking towards the ground always searching lol once i found a fantastic crystal point which is now on my wand :) thanks for sharing you collections

Chatters said...

Oh your my kind of girl and everyone here(-:. I'm a rock lass, I pick up all sorts of lovely stones and collect crystals. I also collect seashells, and love to pick up feathers I come across. And like faerwillow said, a multitude of other natural things such as feathers, fir cones, leaves, twigs and others, especially in the Autumn which is my favourite time of year, probably for this very reason he heeee

Anet said...

We love rocks too:) My son Noah collects sticks. We have about a dozen in the house at any given time.
We gather feathers, pine cones, fallen bird's nest. It really makes us feel connected to the earth to keep these things in our home.
Your collection is lovely!

Divaeva said...

Most awesome! I have rocks all over my house from places I have visited....my favorite are the ones I have collected shaped like hearts or other fun things! *laughs* I even have a piece of coral shaped like a penis!

Hippie Witch said...

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Mother's Moon's Message said...

love your rock table... yes... I am also a rock person.... what can I say... I love the energies they can give off.... Something else I tend to gather on my walks and such are bird feathers.... I have a wonderful collection of them....

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

I am more of a book collector. I have thousands of children's books and have sold most of my adult books.

Now, my boys collect rocks and twigs. I need to come up with something to do with the twigs. I eventually put them in the yard because of the mess.

Deorsa said...

We live by the ocean, and i love taking daily walks along the beach - I seem to have a weakness for driftwood as well as sea glass.
My youngest collects rocks, when we are out i'll see him poping them into his pocket, collecting them from parks, the beach, even peoples gardens.

Born of Fire said...

I am definitely a rock person.. A short (3hr) drive from where I am living in NC are several Hiddenite Mines.. Where you can keep what you find.. I have a medium sized container from my last trip of Star Sapphires,Rubies and other assorted crystals stones and gems I have yet to polish.. Thank you for this post now I have remembered just how much more work is ahead of me LOL..

Tracy ~ The UnOfficial Witch of Ridgewood said...

I collect rocks as well and coincidently, like Faerwillow, heart shaped ones.

Not all rocks will "speak to me". Yet, there are some who's energy is so strong and lovely, it would be impossible not to collect them!

lostpastremembered said...

I never thought of rocks as spiritual assistants... but I am rather fond of all the fossil rocks I've gathered over time... must look into this.. thanks for the tip!

Stella Seaspirit said...

What a pretty pic! Definitely rocks, shells, feathers and coins :-)

Tery~Dreamwriter said...

I used to collect rocks, too! They are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

What a lovely collection. I appreciate but don't collect rocks unless they have a naturally sculpted shape. Storage space is a problem. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

The Frog Queen said...

That is a great collection. I love it.

Leaves work for me. I have leaves from graveyards all over the world :)

Cheers!

Nydia said...

Oh You made me miss my rocks! I have a glass bowl full of rocks from all over the world. I worked for a multinational company, and every time someone traveled, I asked to bring me a stone or rock. It's still at my ex's... sigh
Your collection is so cool!

Kisses from us.

D.Suplicki said...

Your rock table makes me so giddy and I find myself wanting to pick up and hold each one of them.

In my wanderings I collect so very many things: stones, feathers, flowers, acorns, leaves, shells, sand... even water if the place is significant and I have a small vial with me.

Judith said...

LOL this post makes me feel "less" weird. I too have a rock fedish... rocks, crystals, and just stones! My son thinks I'm a freak... but I'm a freak in good company!!! thanks! :)

Ange said...

They are beautiful! How do you keep them all dusted? Confessions of an avid rock collector (myself)!
Gorgeous peek into your daily living - thanks for sharing!
You do Rock!!

Suzie said...

Oh, I love rocks! From the time I was little, and filling up my sandpail daily at the beach. Sadly, my Mom threw them all away, but as an adult, I've made up for it.
I have rocks in my garden from various trips we've taken, always asking them if they want to come and live with me. I only take rocks that "speak" to me.
I also have a lot of crystals too, but nothing compared to your wonderful collection! It is awesome!!
Feathers are another natural element that seems to find their way to me. I look at each one as a gift, and some have actually fallen from the sky, to land at my feet. What an honor!
I also have a growing book of pressed leaves, and have some special shells and pine cones too.

Thanks so much for sharing your treasures with us! They are all beautiful!

Corrin said...

recently as you have seen *thank you for your comment <3* i have been going around school and my fiances work and the botanical gardens here collecting flowers and sticking them inbetween the pages of my sketch books. They are so beautiful even when they are all dried up, they are romantic and i just love love love them. its my therapy, i pick one up and i thank the earth and the universe for coming up with such a constitution. Rocks are *sofun* especially the pretty ones, but even the rough ones are beautiful too its all a miracle no matter how small ! I love that you check out my blog too, i just ws on yours yesterday and today i found some Rue love on mine :D