Sunday, September 9, 2012

International Rock Flipping Day

Today is International Rock Flipping Day.
You and your friends and family go for a walk, find a rock, flip it over, and document what you find underneath.
I haven't figured out how to link my blog entry, but there is a Flickr group here.
So I persuaded husband to go along as muscle, and the dogs as protection (you never know when a squirrel might attack), and went to look for some rocks.
Since we had an inch and a half of rain yesterday, most of the rocks I knew about were partially submerged.
On the way to the next lot, we found
 a caterpillar crossing the path.
There was one rock that husband was willing to lift.
I spotted the sow beetle right off.
 And the grass that was trying to lift the rock.
 Then husband said "What is that?"
 and I finally saw the toad, settled in for the winter.
Husband insisted on moving it before putting the rock back down,
so I got a photo of it in the grass, too.
 Then husband went back to his computer, and the dogs and I went for our walk.


Grandma C said...

I went for a rock and turned over lots of rocks and found more rocks.
I posted them on today's blog too under the title Pacific Ocean Plays Ancient Game. lol

Grandma C said...

I love the way you told your rock story. lol

Deb said...

that is a fun celebration...I love rocks...glad your hubby went along...

Robin said...

All sorts of discoveries under your rock, what a fun idea :).

Anonymous said...

Cool idea. The frog looks like a rock.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos! The toad is a nice catch!

Great Grandma Lin said...

I took some photos of rocks today, now I know!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh I just love your little toad friend. What a great post. It just made me smile.

Powell River Books said...

I almost didn't see the toad at first glance. Good camouflage. - Margy


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