I collect rocks. Big ones, small ones, sparkly ones, bizarre looking ones. Shapes and colours catch my eye, then something in my head says “one more, there’s room for one more!” And they somehow find their way to my home. The gardens are bordered with them, the pool was built with many truck loads of them obtained from a local dry river bed, the fruit trees in our yard are ringed with them, and while our casa’s staircase doesn’t have a handrail, there are rocks lining the edge of each step.
Now, my latest rock phase has me taking some quiet time every couple of days and balancing one rock on another. Just for the fun of it, just to say, “I did that!” These four rocks live on my deck, and my deck overlooks Jaltemba Bay. Bliss.
About the Author: Tosia Archer spends her winter living near El Tonino (a 20 minute drive north from La Peñita) along with her husband David and their Mexican adopted pets: dogs Agua Chili Bob and Momz, and their cat Blanca. They all travel south together by truck from Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada each fall and return there to work each spring. She enjoys photographing local wildlife and flowers, and then rendering what she has seen into watercolour art. She volunteers with JBAR and J.E.E.P. and is a member of the Guayabitos Artists Collective and Writers Who Love Mexico.
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