If you read Skyler's blog—with it's tales of public gardening on the SW Washington coast—you'll know that she frequently finds painted rocks hidden in street-side planters and other places. That much I knew, but now that I was the recipient of one of those rocks I wanted to know the full story.
Skyler sent me this screen shot of their local rock page, something similar was referenced on the back of the rock. She also sent me this link, to help explain the phenomenon.
I'm reminded of two young boys who used to live around the corner from us, their mom would walk them around the block and they were thrilled at our front garden: full of rocks! They could pick out just one rock to take home whenever they passed. I think maybe I'll enjoy this rock for awhile, and then put it out front by an agave and see how long it lasts. Part of me thinks it might set a bad precedent, putting something out there that is destined to be taken. On the other hand it might make some one (a child or grown-up) very happy...
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