… of a striated stone from Rehoboth.


I found it this morning on
the beach, which was very
windy and chilly.

Most of today’s stones have been
tossed all the way to the dune
grass by the heavy waves, so
you don’t get the pleasure of
moving in and out with the tide
as you follow the stones’
snaky mosaic.

I like the roughness and the
complexity of this stone, with
plenty of white lines that go
all the way around the piece,
and with the mismatch of
that burst of pure white
at one end.

But there’s much to be
said for the classic purity
of the flat black stone
with the strong white line.


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    […] of spotting dolphins. You can keep your head down and look for striated stones – a particular mania of mine. Between the quiet hours of early morning and late evening there’s of course the main show, […]

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