Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WW & Project Black Take 7: Lots of Rocks and a Shell

Today is Wordless Wednesday and it's also day seven of Anna Carson's Project Black. I started out photographing the book and my black rocks for Project Black and then realized that it's also WW. I didn't want to do the two separately and it didn't seem right to do just Project Black, so.... as usual, I went kind of bonkers and spent hours taking pictures of all sorts of rocks. I love my rocks and I hope you enjoy them too. Oh... the shell is something I've had since I was a child.


























My other Project Black posts include:

Cane Corso Mastiff
Crow on the Wire
My Black Cane
Shop Vac and Angel Parts
Truck Parts
Akua'ba Tours Black
Lots of Rocks and a Shell

53 comments:

Carletta said...

Great ideas Raven!
I love that amethyst - my birthstone!
The black rocks are pretty cool.

The shell looks like abalone.

Cool treasures.

Anna said...

You are finding all sorts of black! Nice job!

napaboaniya said...

A lot of Chinese enjoying collecting crystals, they believe that different crystals of different colors and shapes help in luck :)

Willow said...

Great idea to use the large abalone shell to hold the various rocks.

Jim said...

Hi Rave -- You have some really pretty rocks there. I like the quartz crystal.

Happy WW!
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Leonard said...

interesting photographs...these stones are beautiful.

i loved the second photo!

happy WW!

Robert said...

Spending hours taking pictures equates to going bonkers? Wow, I guess I lost it a long time ago then! Great shots. Keep on shooting. :)

Shelly said...

What a fabulous rock collection!

Robin said...

I really love those polished stone balls. They look so cool and smooth, I just want to reach through the screen and touch them.

Randall said...

Beautiful collection. And fairly out of the ordinary for WW. Great idea!

jams o donnell said...

Wow that's a great collection for a black theme! Happy WW

jientje said...

Wow, you have quite a collection there, Raven! Looks like you had fun with your camera!
That first one is my favourite one, I like the red in it!

keithsramblings said...

Fantastic pictures. A great idea.

The Urban Buddha said...

Great shots!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy WW! :o)

Shiela said...

Wow!!! Love it. Happy WW!

smarmoofus said...

What a lovely collection! I think my favorite are the polished stone spheres. I bet they feel wonderful to hold. Nice and heavy, cold, and smooth.

I must find the source of thie Project Black everybody's in to...

Happy WW!
-smarmoofus

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful shots, Raven! You have some interesting objects. I like the avalone a lot.

annette said...

I can fully understand why you like your rocks, they are just beautiful, the rounds ones are my favourites, great project black Raven :0)

Ken said...

Nice shots and very interesting rocks.
Thank you for stopping by my blob and glad you like my photographs.

Ken said...

That should have been blog not blob, sorry.

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

Happy WW, your photos are really pretty. I'm not that adept of a photographer and my still lifes always end up fuzzy!

JC said...

Lots of great shots! That shell... you've taken wonderful care of it through the years. It looks great for its age!

Christy said...

I like the second shot -- the red sets off the black nicely.

Allison Says said...

Wow, Raven, those are awesome! That shell is unbelievable. It almost looks fake.

Thanks for sharing your bit of Project Black here on Wordless!

Happy WW :)

Urban Thought said...

Always appreciate a themed Wordless Wednesday!

Great photos.

Happy WW!!!

MiLeTTe said...

wow. great photos.

thanks for stopping by my WW @ http://belles-lettresofmilet.romelettedlopez.com!

Snowbird said...

Raven, your crystals and rocks are beautiful. We used to be quite to rockhounds and whenever we went on vacation would always look for rocks in the area. We had quite a collection at one time.

Amber Star said...

Way cool rocks and the one that is long and looks like it has a feather on it, is my personal favortite.

Michelle Dawn said...

Awesome pics. Happy WW

photomommy said...

Those are great photos!

Chica said...

What a beautiful collection of rocks. It's been years since I collected rocks, but used to go rock picking all the time. :)

Phylameana said...

Close up and gorgeous. Such beauty in rocks.

juliana said...

you have a wonderful collection of stones and shells have always been my soft spot so... i love this post!

dcr said...

Great images, and arrangements! I lean toward the second shot the most, perhaps because it is the most different! I should try to put my little collection of crystals and stones into some sort of arrangement that looks nice!

BK said...

What a great collection of rocks and crystals you have there!

Happy WW!

Stan said...

I love rocks and crystals. I always pick up a few during my travels and permanent reminders of the fun places I get to visit.

mammadawg.com said...

OMG - what a beautiful collection!! The purple obelisk is my fave ;)

Happy WW!

Ellen - Melting Fat said...

beautiful!
happy ww!

Moderation is the hard part for sure. ;)

the teach said...

Katherine, your rocks and crystals are beautiful! You have a whole collection of them! Very nice! :)

Raivyn ~ Don't Be Silent said...

Ooh, crystals! They're beautiful. :) I especially like the ball-shaped ones. Happy WW!

quilly said...

I love rocks! Had I not been forbidden, I would have always had a room full of rocks! These are wonderful.

Michelle said...

What beautiful shells and rocks they're so nicely displayed.Happy WW.

storyteller said...

Marvelous multi-tasking and what an absolutely LOVELY series of photos! Methinks you outdid yourself today ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

DOMESTIC DIVA said...

Simply beautiful.

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Dianne said...

I love how you arranged them! all the wonderful backgrounds!!

you're like a stylist to the stones ;)

Kim said...

Love, love, love them! You're doing a great job with that new camera! Hope to get together in person soon!!!!

Jeff B said...

Wow, that's wuite a collection there!

Rebecca said...

I really love the photo with the blue rock. :) And I like the book photo, too.

lingovise said...

love all these natural stones. they're all so beautiful! great shots for PB... will see you soon :)

Tempest Knight said...

Ooooh... love these pics! I also have rocks around the house so... hehehe!

pete said...

Beautiful stones, Raven. My wife and I love collecting rocks and crystals. When people go on vacation, we ask them to bring a rock back from their travels. In spite of their strange look, they do it. We have rocks from all over the world. :)

BTW, I've posted the process I used for yesterday's photo.

Melli said...

I loooooooooove those marble balls! This is all cool stuff -- but I mean I LOVE those balls!

Kelly - PTT said...

My 9-year-old son would love these. He says he wants to be a geologist;)