This week's prompt is STONE. Is there a difference between rock and stone? I tried looking it up and it just became more confusing. Basically stones are smaller pieces of rock. They can occur naturally like the pebbles you see below or "stones" can be cut from larger rocks. In either case, I think they are full of both beauty and strength.
These river stones (really pebbles) surround our above-ground pool and this little redbud seedling has taken hold in them. The yellow heart-shaped leaves really stood out against the layer of other leaves, stone, and the metal side of the pool.
Finding a black feather stuck in those grey stones begged for a photo.
As did this little, singular red leaf.
I always love finding the sea birds amongst the rocks.
One of our favorite things to do is to walk along the stone jetty at the Barnegat Inlet. Here you can see a plethora of boats entering and exiting the inlet.
I have walked along the top of those stones. Treading carefully.
And alongside the stones, tide going out.
And, most of the time, on those walks, small stones or beach pebbles will wind up in and amongst the shells we've collected on the beach. Who can pass up a treasure like that?
Won't you join me to see "stone" from around the world at Our Beautiful World?