Magical pebbles

Pebbles are more than mere stones, they beautify surroundings and are used for landscaping and as decorative elements.

In their natural environment, pebbles are found on beaches of various oceans and seas, and inland where ancient seas used to cover the land.  When then the seas retreated, the rocks became landlocked. They can also be found in lakes and ponds. Pebbles can also form in rivers, and travel into estuaries where the smoothing continues in the sea.

A shingle beach is a beach which is armoured with pebbles or small- to medium-sized cobbles (as opposed to fine sand).

Beach pebbles and river pebbles (also known as river rock) are distinct in their geological formation and appearance.  Beach pebbles form gradually over time as the ocean water washes over loose rock particles. The result is a smooth, rounded appearance. The typical size range is from 2 mm to 50 mm. The colors range from translucent white to black, and include shades of yellow, brown, red and green.

– extracted from Wikipedia

Pebbles, oh, how magical !

” River stones remain while water flows away.”   

– Romanian –

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By Wing-Chi Poon – self-made; at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
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Beach pebbles made of halite; western Dead Sea coast, Israel.
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By Steve Shattuck from Canberra, Australia

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tina Schell says:

    What an interesting and creative choice. Loved it!!

    Liked by 1 person

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