Cross-Country Connections: Stone

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Stone.

From Erin in Bellingham, Washington:

Erin’s stone gargoyle protecting her craft corner.

From Mom in Carbondale, Illinois:

Stone – sometimes its hard to remember where and when you pick one up. But these four I remember with great fondness.  The large smooth speckled one came from a family trip “Out East” – specifically from the rocky beach in front of our hotel in Gloucester Mass (1992 if I remember correctly).  The smooth black stone and the stone in front came from another beach on the Pacific – 2011 – the week before 9/11.  Finally, the last stone near the back was purchased (seriously) from a small shop outside of the Petrified Forest on my first grand road trip to Tucson – 2006 – and up to Minneapolis and back to Southern Illinois.  Good times all.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

On Friday the Hubby and I took a road trip along the Mississippi and found these stone bluffs in Nelson, Wisconsin. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Mississippi River is flanked by high stone bluffs, and these are just a teensy example of them. The bluffs between Winona, MN and LaCrosse, WI tower above the highway and riverside towns, and are, in my opinion, some of the prettiest in the region.

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