White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rock Balancing, Bartlett Pond, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

This post is about balancing rocks. It is not about Milo the cat although he appears in most photos. He is a convenient living subject who never says "no" - however, he is a poor actor and he does not take stage direction at all - and sometimes he bites or scratches. 

Rusty the tinman keeps a one-eyed watch over the rocks. Rock balancing is an art, hobby, whatever, that requires no tools, adhesives, nor anything other than the rocks at hand. If you follow this Google link to "rock balancing" you can see some AMAZING examples. My efforts are childish by comparison.

Milo thoughtfully observes the stack. And then he rubs against it with cat-like grace and ......... 

........is startled when some of it clatters down in noise and disarray.

I should try bigger rocks like these - I don't think Milo could knock these down. 

Milo has the intensity and focus to balance rocks, he just lacks the desire - and the manual dexterity.

So, go find 8-10 rocks and try to stack them. It's actually a therapeutic exercise that requires focus, concentration, delicacy, and patience - all good things to practice on a daily basis. And you thought retirement was dull................


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