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Rock War

February 2, 2012

What a day it has been and it is still early. Oh, by the way I have a new look again. I think it suits my style..kind of takes after my Mosaic Mondays… Anyway, our place of residency has tight quarters when it comes to having space. We have a neighbor that has tried to find fault with us since 2003. Of course I take his age in to consideration and most likely at a time in life when the mind is shifting gears a bit. But, he is really good at provoking. Maybe he has had many years of practice. I say this not to be mean but I am a peace-maker and usually one to be on the sidelines cheering people on… We have rocks that have been a problem to him..they sit and don’t move until he decides that they are on his property and then he throws tosses them in a manner to show us that he’s had enough of the rocks quietly sitting there not bothering anyone except for himself. It has been kind of funny to observe this but we are at a point where we have had enough. “No” there was no exchange of rocks flying in the air… just words.. So all of this makes think of these photos I took recently. I don’t think I can make them look better but if you study them you will surely see that someone took time to place these rocks for what purpose he/she had in mind..

I was fascinated by the detail of the placement of small rocks. It must have taken a little time and patience to create this little rock city.. All of this helps me to relax as I have come in from doing rock rearranging and I certainly hope it brings harmony and peace of mind to all. We soon will be moving away from this location..Yay! But in the mean time I hope those rocks behave..

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  1. February 2, 2012 1:32 PM

    Hahahahahaha…the photos add so much!!!!! I like the change but it is time for change…

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  2. February 2, 2012 1:51 PM

    This is amazing… First of all I saw the photographs of these rocks… it was interesting but then when I read you, it was much more… 🙂 I loved these photographs… And also your new look too… Thank you dear Roberta, I wish you Good luck for your new place… With my love, nia

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    • February 2, 2012 3:13 PM

      Thank you dear Nia! We will be in a forest with trees all around.. (:

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  3. February 2, 2012 2:50 PM

    Is it a war of stones?
    good night

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    • February 2, 2012 3:12 PM

      Hi Mercedes, it is really about heated words and the nature of being stubborn.. Warring begins in the heart and then develops into hatred.. Unfortunately the way of much of our world.. Have a good night! (:

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  4. February 2, 2012 3:17 PM

    I think you need to teach those rocks some manners. Just wandering of to places they don’t belong? That is completely unacceptable. What do they think? They should behave nicely as the rocks on the beautiful photos you show us. That seems to be a useful life for a rock. Imagine being a little world of their own, a miniature world? Beautiful and amazing as it is. Thank you for showing what they could aspire to. And keep those rocks in tight reins until you are able to move out!

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  5. February 2, 2012 4:28 PM

    Yeah, I hope those rocks behave also. Nothin’ worse than gettin’ stoned by some maladjusted rocks.

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  6. February 2, 2012 8:19 PM

    How good that you’ll be moving soon…and to a forest with trees all around…sounds special. And isn’t it something that rocks were used by one person to display his anger and by another person to show creativity, playfulness, balance and harmony…I sometimes shake my head in wonder…and with the deep hope that I don’t someday turn into a crotchety person.

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    • February 2, 2012 8:22 PM

      Hi Kathy, thanks so much for sharing your perspective..you are so right! I needed that as I was still a bit overwhelmed by the events of today. Thank you!

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  7. February 2, 2012 8:46 PM

    Hi Roberta…it’s so difficult when others are contentious. Do you know Tim Coffey’s blog…he draws wonderful flowers each day and adds encouraging captions to them…and often adds color to each one the next day….today’s flowers might appeal to you http://timcoffeyart.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/thorns/ Wishing you well…Kathy

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  8. February 2, 2012 8:50 PM

    Your neighbor has a strange perspective. I’ve never noticed that rocks were ever loud or boisterous or that they ever became offensive as time wore on. It’s a good thing that your side of the property line is endowed with a sense of humor!

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  9. Ellen permalink
    February 2, 2012 8:57 PM

    When we were living in Camarillo someone had their own art corner below the freeway in a narrow stretch of land. It was rock art that was placed similar to this. I was always fascinated by the creations and time involved. I hope your rock thrower calms down and you find a more peaceful locale…

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    • February 3, 2012 11:28 AM

      When we were driving along the Oregon coast last summer we noticed a man stacking rocks..Actually I think we noticed the stacks and then saw in the process a bit later.. (:

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  10. February 3, 2012 3:51 AM

    Rock war! We have plenty of stones in our garden which I collected from near sandpit. Ours are behaving in a very sophisticated way.

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  11. February 3, 2012 5:11 AM

    Oh, these are fascinating!! How wonderful of someone to take the time to make something already beautiful into something so fascinating!! LOL!! Very clever and artistic!
    At one time in my life, I had a neighbor like yours. We lived in this place that had MANY rocks, boulders, stones, etc. Not only on our property, but also on our neighbors. He use to accuse us of “stealing” his rocks. As if we really needed more. We were trying to get rid of ours, we sure didn’t need his. It’s very hard to make friends with a difficult person. Some people just don’t want to be reached/loved/friended.
    I wish you well, Roberta, where ever life takes you.
    Brenda

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    • February 3, 2012 11:24 AM

      We can’t get away from sandpaper people.. Makes me have to work on my attitude.. Definitely intriguing…Brenda!

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  12. February 3, 2012 7:24 PM

    New look, wonderful. Stones that resemble those of a fairy forest. Simpatico your post. Roberta¡¡¡

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  13. February 5, 2012 10:08 AM

    How intriguing this little rock village is! Wouldn’t you love to meet whoever built it and learn the backstory? Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’m glad it led me to yours!

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    • February 5, 2012 11:27 AM

      Hello! I thought so too..I had noticed a man walking away from this area, but not sure if he had been just observing or the original builder of the rock village. The feeling is mutual as I look forward to getting to know you through your blog too.. (: Thank you!

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