Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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© Laura J. Wellner), unless otherwise noted, please be a peach, if you'd like to use my work for a project or you just love it and must have it, message me and we'll work out the details...it's simple...JUST ASK, please.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Studying Stones

I do love stones...they inspire me to make my pictures...I've acquired several over the years...lately they have made excellent models for photos (they don't move much, it's usually my shaky hand that makes them blurry)...these aren't the sparkly ones from the beach (I'll save those for another day) these are just field stones from my acre of the world...even some of the plainest ones have the most lovely patterns on them...you have to wonder about the forces that made them...
Some are scared by the plow that used to churn up the field around us...


What I really think is cool...they've been around for millions of years...


They're the bones of the earth...
Weathered and worn...a piece of our blue marble...Earth...

...their mineral amalgam is a synopsis of their ancient origins, the elegant remains of a landscape long gone...

LJW, from Washed Glass

5 comments:

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Wonderful inspiration! Love the stones! Thanks!

Pat said...

I have stones just hanging around because I like to have them anchor my thoughts and rememberances. Then there are the clear lovely stones that break up the light into lovely rainbows.

Country Girl said...

These are beautiful, Laura. Your photos are great!
I really like your sidebar with all the pics of the kitties. What fun!
Thanks for the beautiful comment you left on my site about horses.
* sniff *

deborah said...

i too collect stones & fossils. Kansas was once part of the sea - lots of fossilized oyster beds, clam shells, parts of fish....
love your blog! do you have a gallery of your work posted on line?

Laura said...

Thanks for stopping by! For more art pic's go to the link list and click Follow Your Bliss...