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Project by LeonB posted 06-10-2013 11:44 PM 1673 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So.what does one do with a Monday off? Pull weeds of course, and then….



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LeonB

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hardiness zone 6a

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-11-2013 08:04 AM

very cool.
My daughter was telling me, a while ago, about a display she saw with balancing rocks – amazing to look at and amazing to watch being put together.

And how hard was it to find the magic balancing points?

Fantastic sculptures!! Bravo

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 06-11-2013 10:37 AM

Neat. I should try some of these in my secret garden. There certainly are enough rocks nearby. Great idea.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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LeonB

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hardiness zone 6a

posted 06-11-2013 11:03 PM

It was hard. each rock that goes on top changes the center of gravity of all the rocks below. It also doesn’t last very long, The left one was knocked over within an hour by a blue jay that tried to perch on it. I wasn’t here to see the right one fall but i’m assuming it met it’s demise at the hands of a bird as well. I can certainly see the zen aspect of the practice, as it takes a great deal of patience and you would have to dedicate some time everyday to keep in tact.

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justjoel

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posted 06-12-2013 08:33 PM

Very cool – I get the Zen thing too. The center (lone) rock looks a bit like a squirrel standing on its back legs.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 06-13-2013 09:21 PM

and a wee little bird was enough to create change. .. yah, zen

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 06-18-2013 12:53 PM

I like them!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Dave Bardin

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hardiness zone 8

posted 07-30-2013 12:23 AM

I would love to do this but my grandson wold drive me nuts getting near it.
It is very nice.

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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