Sometimes it seems that I’m like a magpie. They are attracted by shiny objects that they then hoard (as are crows, raccoons, and trophy wives). This same affliction affects me, though usually the objects aren’t shiny, but rather rusty and decrepit. I have a jar that houses these rusty things that I one day hope to turn into some sort of art project.
I also collect feathers, stones, and insect wings. Here is a bag with my previous findings:
My most recent find was a spring that was crushed and was shaped a little like a goat horn:
My favorite thing that I found recently was a teeny tiny piece of pyrite. I actually found it while walking the dog at night. My flashlight shined onto something that had a warmer glow that the usual pieces of quartz in the macadem, so I picked it up. Lo and behold it was a piece of pyrite!
Some other recent finds are:
What have you found lately?