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Bristol Channel stones

Post  Jeremy on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:09 pm

Hi,
Chris Thomas collected some stones last year from the Bristol channel.
We have prepared a few and here they are.







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Re: Bristol Channel stones

Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:17 am

Limestone stained black from the peat, Jerry? Great stones.

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Prepared?

Post  gordonb on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:43 am

What do you mean by "prepared a few"? - did you have to scrape barnacles off them, perchance? pirat Exclamation

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Aaagggggghhhhh.

Post  Jeremy on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:38 am

What do you mean by "prepared a few"? - did you have to scrape barnacles off them, perchance?
gordonb,
AMOUNGST OTHER THINGS, YES.

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Re: Bristol Channel stones

Post  Norma on Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:12 pm

Hi Jerry,

Limestone...wonderful cheers These stones are worth all the "work" you put into the cleaning ... which was, what, exactly? Have you read the results of acid baths for lingbi limestone given to us by Jack W. in his recent Lingbi threads? I wonder what affect acid would have on barnacles ?

The first stone gives me a sense of a shoreline pounded by the sea with pools of sea water left when the tide recedes. The second is very interesting find with the natural limestone hole ... I'm not always fond of people who see something anthropomorphic in every stone but, sorry, I couldn't help seeing the elephant head. How large are these stones?

Great finds , you guys !!

Norma

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Re: Bristol Channel stones

Post  fiona on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:32 pm

Norma wrote: sorry, I couldn't help seeing the elephant head.
Did you see the otter on the rocks in the other one? You're right about it being a bit naff to see the anthropomorphics, but having spent a lot of time last summer otter spotting, I now see them in everything.

Great stones tho' guys. They looked even better when I saw them (and others) for real last night in the Dragons' Den.

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:14 pm

The first stone, 4th pic, reminds me of a reclining lion, head raised to keep an eye out for dinner.

The second stone looks like a Henry Moore sculpture.

For some reason, having no interest in accent plants or anything which detracts the attention away from the tree, I am developing quite a fascination with stones. My wife is convinced that I'm slipping into early onset Alzheimer's.

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Post  fiona on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 pm

Beware! Beware! Beware! I wrote off the suspension on a Peugeot 309 because of that same fascination with stones. Rolling Eyes

And if truth be told, I just dragged the hubby and dogs down to Severn Beach on the pretext of a post-prandial perambulation in order to see if there was anything as good as Chris and Jerry's finds on this side of the Bristol Channel.

Sadly there wasn't. But I'm a bit fitter at least.

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Re: Bristol Channel stones

Post  Harleyrider on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:54 pm

Which is more than can be said for the suspension of the peugeot!

And, to be honest, I seriously doubt you'll be seeing me riding the Harley offroad any time soon.

Although, there was that wrong turn I took the first time I went to Tony's. It took me down a farm track with pot holes that hadn't been filled since Hitler made them on his way home.

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Bristol channel stones

Post  chris on Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:49 am

Hi Fiona its Chris,
My stone sites have evolved from many hours and many miles, all great in there own right
I am convinced there are many many more good sites.
I am always looking for more
Happy hunting
We are showing some of the stones at the Sussex show this weekend (see anonucments) as Celtic Knot
Regards Chris

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Brighton display

Post  Jeremy on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:51 pm

Hi,
Chris displayed at the Brighton show this w/e.
Here is his viewing stone display.
Bristol channel stone in conversation with his Sahara desert friend.


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