Another lurker peeks out.
I love found objects and rocks can fit this description. Where are
you located? You need to get out and take a walk near some moving
bodies of water; streams or ocean. You can certainly buy
water-polished stones and if you wanted to do that you could try one
of those “nature” shops they have in malls. You might also try a
But I like the excitement of the hunt, and have a couple of favorite
places. Near Newport, Rhode Island, is the Sachuest Point National
Wildlife Refuge. There’s a beach there that my nieces called M & M’s
beach. Not exactly a beach, but a gravelly nook between the boulders
covered with small round smooth stones. It’s a great place to spend a
day. The URL for Sachuest is:
http://newportvisions.com/home/sachuest1.html. There’s even a photo
titled “Interesting Stones On the Sachuest Shore,” so I guess this
isn’t my little secret.
Also, in England, on the North Sea Coast of Suffolk County,
especially around Orford, are many shingle beaches. (Shingle is
basically rounded gravel.) They’ve got lots of interesting flint
stones on the beaches there as well. Pretty weird looking stuff the
first time I saw it, but just run of the mill stones to the natives.