Ruskin’s Rock.

I braved the wind and rain of the weekend to walk in the woods. Black wood peckers drummed on tall trees, leaves whirled yellow sparks and my favourite rock nestled in the embrace of old roots.

I love the complexity of this rock, the shattered up turned layers of brown thrown against the smooth white Jurassic limestone, held hard in the gnarled pine roots.

John Ruskin loved rocks and drew them meticulously. He taught a generation to observe and to reverence them in nature and in the structures we made from them and the ruins time returned them to.

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8 thoughts on “Ruskin’s Rock.

  1. The Book Keeper says:

    I love the rocks and stone very much. I have made my grandsons a stone collection, polished and rough stones, smooth sea stones and also a container of sand. These are for when they are older but already, Max is handling smooth stones with joy.

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