Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Pick Up The Pieces
A good while back one of you dear readers had inquired about the "creek glass" I happened to mention in a post. So, I finally got around to getting a decent picture of said subject. I had actually misplaced my collection briefly and had to find them again. I've gotten quite forgetful lately and usually am only reminded of things when I inadvertently stumble upon something. At any rate though, this is some of the creek glass I was telling you about. Now, much of it is not actually glass at all but rather ceramic pieces or natural rocks or formations I find interesting, such as the two objects in the top right area. See, every time it comes a pretty fair rain, enough to get the creek up a bit, new objects always wash down the creek and settle in various places as the water drops. If I go down and wade around in time I can usually find a few things of interest. Of course, it's usually just broken dishes, beer or Coke bottles and various liquor bottles but I have found some cool old pottery shards and a few really cool pieces of unidentifiable glass. They are normally quite worn and smooth from tumbling down the rocky creek bed, just like it's more famous cousin, sea glass.
I don't really know what I'll ever do with the stuff. Some of it may be of a size and shape enough to fit into a mosaic here and there. If I can ever get back to working on those things that is. Or maybe I'll just mix some of it into some stone mulch for a little color. As you can see, green, brown and clear are the most common colors. Blue or white is quite rare, although I have found one piece of each of those.