Smiling Rock grinned up at me from the road,
with ancient intelligence beyond my understanding,
so I asked Toad.
you humans are the ones that arranged the road'
|annoyed toad face in the road|
'Been here for millions of years at least,
since back in the days of the giant lizard beast
Rocks witness us as a passing fad.'
This Smiling Rock and 'his' many friends
were exposed, the dirt road washed away by flash floods
new weather trends.
Smooth pebbles in your hand soothe,
but even a tiny rock in your sock hurts.
Some were dull, some crystalline and translucent, some glittered, shimmered and shone.
They like to hang out, all colors, shapes and sizes coexist, in harmony, just fine.
|lines and designs, crescent moon and star nightscape|
with those glassy and translucent, or dull, dense, smooth and specked.
We rely on rock in many ways, for protection from rivers and streams
to creation of foundations, roads a bridges to gardens, art, and lots more things.
Smiling Rock lives by the frog pond, marsh grass high,
Frog gets startled and jumps into the drink as I drop by.
|Frog with tadpole and fairies|
in the woods to shelter the fairy, elf, pixie, brownie, sprite and gnome.
|gargoyle with munchies playing flute|
Their entry reminds of summers long past.
You can not describe this feeling in words,
just want this moment to last.
|rocky road, rocks exposed|
The Tamarack grove stands tall.
The needles have gone from their limest spring green
to darker summer evergreen.
Tamarack (Larch) appear to be pines,
but their needles turn yellow and shed in the fall.
Earlier on the road there were rocks out of place, two-toed hoof prints in the sand,
for these wonderful animals, as far as fairness is concerned, this is also their land.
|deer, photo © Currier Photography 2017|
Smiling Rock looks up with his grin
grinning so hard he's got no chin.
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