Sunday, September 9, 2012

I Heart IRFD!

So ... what is IRFD?

I'm so glad you asked!!!

This is the day hundreds of people around the world spend some time outside ... flipping over rocks to document what's underneath (then putting the rocks back in place carefully, of course, they are home for lots of critters).

Susannah, over at "Wanderin' Weeta (With Waterfowl and Weeds)" has gotten me excited about IRFD for a couple of years now. But for some reason by the time the proper day rolls around ...I forget.

Not this year!!!

I walked across to the abandoned building ... surely they had some large rocks to flip!
There was a good sized rock, right near where Jesus used to stand! (did I mention the abandoned building used to be a church?)

Nope, couldn't even budge it.
Or the next one. Or the one after that.
It was like the rocks were cemented into place or something!

I decided that I would just take a pretty picture ... showing texture and colors.
Of course THIS one flipped right over!

Not much to see. A partially flattened fir cone, a few twigs.

Some kind of twirly insect casing, a stainless steel tree tag, some tree debris, a couple bits of moss, and a rusty piece of metal.

I found no critters whatsoever under any of the rocks I flipped.
It must be just too dry.

As I was getting ready to head home ... I found this cute little heart on a brick near the destroyed outdoor fireplace.

I flipped it, too ... just some dried grass was underneath.

I hope you found some time today to enjoy your world ... and flipped a rock or two of your own!


Judy said...

That's why I asked husband along... I fell in love with his shoulders before I even spoke to him, might as well use them, right?

siga said...

This is fun, never heard of such day, but now I need to get out and try! If I can lift it up by myself, ha ha :))

Powell River Books said...

No matter what we find, it's just good to get outdoors and look. - Margy