I got the “Go Ahead” from the Boss (Gary) for the construction of my rock garden. My Daughter, Renee and her husband Carl even started the digging on the site.
You need to understand this rock garden is truly a Rock Garden. I have a large amount of petrified wood, large and small pieces, as well as lots of quartz crystals. These will be used to fill the medium size area on the slope in front of the white gazelle, that Haylee calls her castle. The area doesn’t grow much and is a run off area, if we ever have rain.
This last weekend Tommy, my son and Haylee, his daughter went to the Hill Country to hunt rocks. We spent one day at a ranch hunting quartz and Topaz. Not sure we found any Topaz, but brought home lots of pretty rocks. It was a beautiful area, but hard work sifting gravel looking for treasures. (I plan to go back by my self and wander around more.) I saw a new bird for me, a Scott’s Oriole. The breasts on these birds glows yellow.
The second day we went to Llano to collect Llanite, which is a hard dark granite with pink and blue sparkles. The only place Llanite is found is in Llano in a long ridge that the road cuts through. So we picked up chunks from the road cut and a few more crystals.
We will wash all the stones and sort them to decide what will go to the Rock Garden and what will be tumbled and possibly a couple of pieces for jewelry.
It was a lot of work but a fun weekend. We even got to play in Lake Buchanan for a couple of hours.
Stay tuned for more on the Rock Garden project.