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NOT so Wordless Wednesday today [there's a story behind this, and it must be told! rofl]....To make it appear 'wordless' I made the font color white between the 'arrows'. Below, drag your mouse over the white area below the photo, to highlight it like you're copying to paste. --








—>This is a goodly sized piece of raw copper ore we found on the roadside on the Duvall Mine Road [or is it Duval, with one "L"...can't remember] just south of Tucson while we were leaving the Titan Missle Museum near Green Valley Arizona. And naturally, when I saw it laying on the roadside I had to stop the car and back up to retrieve it. Bud of course, couldn't believe that I actually wanted to pick up a 'rock' and tote it home. [there's more to this story, hang tight!] Anyway, he obliged me, got out of the car, I opened the hood from inside the car [there are rattlesnakes galore, and I wasn't about to step foot out of the car, are you kiddin'?]. He lifted the ore into the trunk, slammed the trunk lid and grumbled, mumbled something as he sat back inside the car while wiping his dusty hands off and his dirt covered jeans! We drove around the valley a while enjoying the Springtime wildflowers. If you've never been to Arizona in the Spring, after a wet winter, you're missing some of the most spectacular scenery around the nation!

Okay, so anyway, he wanted to tour the missle crap stuff, I just figured it's of his best interest to get out, get the rock, and know I'm satisfied!!

We got back home, after we stopped at Egee's for a deli ham sandwich, and he started by opening the back door to our house. I, on the other hand, went to the trunk to unload 'my' rock!! Now for sure, this is NOT a boulder sized rock. It's just a small to medium chunk of stone! Beautiful turquoise and copper veins running through it! I reach down with both my hands, and lifted. Only to find out it seriously weighed a TON! [well, not seriously, but I bet it's close to 60-75 pounds!! --it's probably no more than 18 inches across in length and my guesstimation is maybe 12 inches in diameter!!] I nearly smashed my fingers trying to lift it. I couldn't believe it!

Needless to say, to make this story short, HA! --Bud took it from the trunk to our backyard. Where it illuminated one of my rock gardens ...xeriscape as the desert dwellers call it now-a-days. But, it doesn't end there...I actually had him load it in the car once again when we relocated to Texas!!! Yep, sure did. We toted that 1000's of miles to Texas with us. And it's still just as pretty and colorful as it was when he picked it up along the old mining road half way between Tucson and the Mexican border years ago!!<—

53 comments :

  1. Love the image, but it is all the better because of the story behind it :)

    Beautiful, mysterious looking rock, and very clever way to tell the story!

    Happy WW

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  2. Hi Annie -- I like your 'rock' a lot but when you brought it to Texas you upset our earth balance.
    So, quick, take it back so our cosomos can have a sense of stability once more!

    I like to get a nice sized rock from where I have been also, I got four nice ones from a river in China. One is green! It may be as valuable as your copper. :-)

    Occasionally I have 'hidden' text, it has been a long time since I used it.

    Happy WW/WT! Thanks for the visit to my friend's dog and car.
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    BTW, I just barely found your comment link as it was beyond the end of the text and was white also.
    ..

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  3. What a delightful story and yes, very cleverly kept wordless. I love the desert in the spring!!

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  4. I'm a rock lover too and have toted many large and small ones through all of the 5 moves life forced on me over the past 8 years. Many of my rocks have gone from NYC to Arizona and back east. I can see why you love that rock. It's beautiful. Has a nice "energy" to it too. Happy early Wordless Wednesday. I'm still struggling to get through Tuesday.

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  5. Good evening Anni, your story is interesting about this rock.. the rock almost looks like the shape of a alligator's head....I don't know how you do such fun things with your post..loved the hidden words...Baba

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  6. That's amazing - I've never seen raw copper like that. Cool! Please help me choose my "about" photo. That's my WW this week!

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  7. That is one amazing story! What a find. I'm glad your husband put it in the car!

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  8. What a cool rock, and a cool way of makeing it 'wordless'!

    Cool shot! Ours is up as well at burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog.

    Have a great WW!!

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  9. Nice looking rock and seems like it was quite and adventure acquiring it :P
    The rattlesnakes would have scared me outta my wits!! *lol*

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  10. interesting rock with all the green stains!

    Happy WW!

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  11. Very interesting story.

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  12. I love the story and it sure is a beauty of a rock. Hiya Annie!

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  13. It's a wonderful rock! it looked like a dinosaur's head to me at first, I can still see a closed eye, facing to the right... very interesting piece and love the story behind it!

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  14. I love the rock...Happy WW!

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  15. That's an interesting rock -- and quite a story to go with it, too. Happy WW.

    Bobbie

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  16. Loved the way you did your wordless. Very unique.
    The rock looked like a Dinosaur head to me initially as I read along I was amazed. Great wayto share an interesting story. Happy WW!:)

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  17. what a story! i love collecting 'rocks', specially when my husband and I first got married; i love to put them in our garden. There was a rock that I liked, but failed to bring with us when we relocated; i was reminded about it when i read your story. :)

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  18. love the way you posted your WW! the hidden text is soo cool!
    such an interesting story behind the rock!

    happy WW

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  19. First I wondered what it was and then I "pulled down" the text to read the story that goes with it. Haha it made me smile and I liked reading it.

    Great entry. Thanks for highlighting my Wednesday!

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  20. This story is the kind of tale that weaves the fabric of our lives! Your "wordless" trick was quite clever!

    Here's to many more stories and your gorgeous stone!

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  21. I would have done the same thing! In fact, when we went to New Hampshire a few years ago, I brought rocks home with me...In my suitcase...On an airplane..My suitcase was 1# shy of being overweight. LOL!

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  22. What a gorgeous rock and story "hiding" behind it.

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  23. That is a beautiful rock and a very interesting story behind it.

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  24. Terrific story and very creative way to stay wordless while presenting the picture. I'm glad Bud found it in his best interest to pick it up for you! TWICE!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. That sounds like something we did.
    Ours was heavier but since we were in the country, some guy with a backloader came by and helped us. Guess we had better luck than you. LOL.

    Hope you can stop by and take in my view!

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  26. Love the shot and the story. Up here on the mountain I have a purplish-red veined rock called puddingstone. Everyone who comes to visit takes some away. I have loads of it, should you ever need. :)

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  27. Love it! Not only the pic, but how you made it "wordless."

    Thanks for stopping by!!

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  28. very cool!!
    Happy Wednesday, Annie..:)

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  29. That's a beautiful rock and I love the story. My WW is at my new wordless site Carver Cards

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  30. The best Wordless W. so far. hehe. MB

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  31. Well looks like you "Rock' today Anni!!


    Sandy

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  32. That's a great picture! I'm glad you went ahead and explained though, or I would have wondered. Have a great day!

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  33. loved the story, beautiful rock

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  34. Anni,

    I love the rock and don't blame you for making Bud back up to retrieve it and then haul it all the way to Texas. I would have done the same.

    In my garden there is a stone, probably about the same size as yours. When we moved here it was at the back corner of the house. When I made my flower bed by the side porch about 4 years ago, I tried to haul that thing into it. Brandon and Jordan were here and they tried helping me. Needless to say, Dwight ended up doing it and he had to roll it, it was so heavy - I'd say 100 lbs or so. It has multiple holes in it and has a distinct character all of its own. Brandon even got flowers to grow in one of the holes. LOL

    I just cleaned up that flower bed this morning. It needs a little more work before we plant flowers, but when it's done, I will post photos.

    Take care and have a great day.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  35. well what fun to know others collect rocks from roadsides-=- It is very cool and definitely a keeper worth hauling here to TX

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  36. i always love rocks. and this one make it stronger. Great shot, Anni.

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  37. Hi, I write you from Greece the keyboard is awful, for the first time in my life I can t even read the street names it's all in greek letters ! I'll answer when I am back even Google is in greek letters and I can only guess were I have to click !

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  38. Isn't it funny how us women like to grab rocks and the men usually shake their heads. Glad you still have it. :) I had a wonderful cactus garden I planted in Corpus and left with the house. I miss those cactus.

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  39. I have hauled rocks home from all over the place. When we moved overseas I pulled my favorites out of the garden and put them in storage with our furniture for when I have a garden again someday!

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  40. I love the ‘story’ behind the rock and am amazed at the ‘wizardry’ you work with such ‘blogging techniques’ … I’m curious as all get out to know HOW you make the process work ;--)

    I’ve got (almost) wordless One Single Impression posts on each of my blogs today.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  41. dead log,giving home to ferns and mosses

    HAPPY WW TO YOU! Check out mine too!

    Behind My Back

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  42. Nice photo of your rock! Doe sit have a name? LOL. That's a great story behind it too, so thanks for sharing.

    Happy WW!

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  43. Great picture for WW. Love the story...you were right, it had to be told, lol!

    Thanks for visiting my site, happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  44. That's such a nice rock and a great story to go with it! Happy WW

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  45. Good story. I would have stopped too - I love rocks and have many inside and out of my house. Keep your eye on it - copper's worth a lot these days!

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  46. I've had problems being wordless on WW too. And you're right, this story HAD to be told.

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  47. LOL - What a great story! Glad it made it all the way to Texas. :)
    Happy WW.

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  48. that's pretty cool!

    happy wednesday!

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  49. Great picture.

    Great rock.

    Great story.

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  50. Great story and great picture!

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  51. Very fun story. I am sure the rock really adds to the charm of your yard. That was cool how you had the text invisible like that, I have never seen someone do that on their blog before. Very creative.

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  52. Very cool! I really enjoyed the story behind the picture. I also like the creative way you hid your words! LOL!! :D

    I'm a little late checking out WW this week, but better late than never, I suppose (I know, it's SO cliche!).

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