Rocks can be rocks or rocks can be something else. There were several ‘something elses’ I found on my ride today.

Yard decoration — an “inukshuk”.

To build and support waterfalls.


As a retaining wall.

For a pallet as some elementary school students have used to add art to their garden.

The uses for rocks is limitless, these are the few I found today. I will keep looking for more… will you as well?



  1. By: Scooter Posted: January 3, 2020

    OK, now you’re shaming me. I guess I’d better go hunting myself.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 4, 2020

      I have not shamed you ;’-/. I have inspired you to go get some ;’-).

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 4, 2020

    Enjoyed the photos — had to look up inukshuk — had an idea what it is by looking at the photo, but never heard the term before . . . .(education continues)
    Especially like the waterfall and retaining wall.

    Around here lots of lots of people use rocks as borders for flower beds etc — mostly football sized and smaller. Just looked up, a cubic foot of rock on average weights between ~150 to 160 pounds.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 4, 2020

      Inukshuk was the icon or symbol for the 2010 Winter Olympics in BC Canada.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 5, 2020

      You came to mind when I was taking that photo Suzanne ;’-). And I knew you would love these.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: January 5, 2020

    The painted rocks are popular here, too. If the smoke ever clears, I’ll see what I can find. I live on the alluvial flats, so not many rocks around here, and most of the rocky places are burning. Beechworth is okay and has many rocks – we’ll see if I can get up there this month.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 5, 2020

      Painted rocks are fun. And these add such a smile for the garden, which should be in good shape once it is cleaned up for Spring.

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