Monday, July 16, 2007

Stone Standing

If you are looking for a new and unusual hobby, you might want to consider stone standing. My husband and son took it up recently and practiced it a great deal on our recent trip.

The idea is to balance one stone on top of another and to do so in a way that appears impossible. Choose an oblong stone - perhaps with a pointy end - and balance it so it is standing the long way on top of another stone as the images show.

It's really pretty cool when you find the balance point and let go and it does, in fact, stay in place.

Motto: Leave no stone unbalanced.


Nethe said...

Hoa! That´s so cool!

- and no offence, but are you sure there´s no glue involved? ;-)

Heidi said...

Nope - no supports of any kind - no glue, no hidden twigs or twine.

It really is an amazing feeling to reach that balance point. When I've done it I can't believe it myself! It feels unreal.

Next time you're out hiking, give it a try!