Are you ready? I'm not. I haven't picked out my rock(s) yet; there are too many intriguing ones to decide. Come Sunday morning, though, I'll be out there, gloved and eager.
Barnacles, seaweed, and rocks. White Rock beach.
As a quick reminder, this is what all the hullabaloo is about: we go out this Sunday, and pick a good rock, or more, and turn it over to see what marvels it (or they) is/are hiding.
Here's Dave Bonta, the instigator, along with Bev Wigney, of the fun: (My additions in italic.)
Now four years old, this timeless holiday — celebrated this year on Grandparents’ Day — is fun for the whole family. Remember to wear gloves, watch for scorpions and poisonous snakes, and replace all rocks exactly the way you found them. Bring a camera, sketch pad or notebook and record your findings, then post the results to your blog and/or the official Rock-Flipping Day Flickr group. Any and all forms of documentation are welcome: still photos, video, sketches, prose, or poetry. (Don't forget music! Write a song!) Email your blog link to the coordinator, (that's me, this year): wanderinweeta [at] gmail [dot] com.Take along a friend, family, the kids; even the littlest toddler enjoys and learns from this. Go as far as you need to, or as close as the back yard; pick a rock that fits in your hand, or one that needs tools or even machinery; wet rocks or dry rocks, "real" rocks or paving slabs; whatever inspires your curiosity.
I will collect the links, e-mail participants the list, and post it here for you to copy to your own blogs.
(For a sample of the possibilities, here's the list from last year's Flip.)
- There's a Twitter hashtag for your Tweets; #rockflip.
- Feel free to copy the Rock Flipping Day badge from here, or from the Flickr group, to post to your blog.
- Be careful out there! If you're in poisonous critter country, be aware! And always replace the rocks the way you found them; they're someone's home. (See comments at bottom of this post.)
- And most importantly, have fun!
Last year, the first entries came in on Saturday. I'll be watching for your posts from breakfast time on...
See you soon!