Hi everyone, my name is Taetske, and welcome to my web page
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com
One of my hobbies, stones
As a small child, stones fascinated me. I would search for stones in our garden and I would find interesting pieces. My mother, who was very good at it, would show me what to look for.
On our driveway, there was medium-sized gravel that came from the river Rhine. When you come to think of it, this gravel must have come from far away, perhaps even from different countries being pushed over thousands of years by the force of water.
The small fossils or the imprint of fossils I found ever so exciting. I could spend hours searching for unusual stones.
The photo below is of Rhenen, the small town where I spent my childhood.
A special stone from the garden
One time I found a stone nearly as big as my fist and my mother took it to the dentist in our village.
He cut and polished it. It turned out to be a beautiful agate and I still have that stone lying in an old showcase in my living room. I have a small collection of pieces from different countries.
Unusual patterns on the floor tiles
My Fathers’ office in Holland, he was the director of a water company, supplying water to 7 cities, had a wonderful fossil stone floor from Germany with the imprint of Ferns and Leafs. As a little girl, I would look at the unique patterns and imagine entire stories around them. I have continued my search for interesting stones in my adult life.
In 2010, I made an interesting trip to Germany. One highlight was the visit to the world-famous stone museum in Idar Oberstein.
There are many lovely stone museums in the world. Here is a list of 5 special ones.
On an expedition with my metal detector
A few years ago, while using my metal detector in the south of Spain where I now live, I found a wonderful composite of seashells cemented into a big single stone. I found it some 5 km away from the sea lying on a field which had been recently plowed, how good it was not damaged.
Going to different countries, I always try to find something interesting for my collection.
A gorgeous book you should not miss
Finding a fossil is really exciting. This book will answer the many questions you will have.
- The origin of fossils
- How to start your own fossil Collection
- What kinds of fossils can be commonly found
- The age of fossils
- How scientists find and preserve fossils
- How to identify kinds of fossils
- How the flood-affected fossil formation
- The Geologic Column Diagram
- The difference between evolutionists’ and creationists’ views on fossils
- The “four Cs” biblical creation
- The different kinds of rocks fossils are found in coal and oil formation
I turned 71 in May 2021. Over the years the collection of special stones has grown. I enjoy looking at them while remembering where and how I found them. On a trip to Portugal, I found a special fossil. You can read the story here.
3Years ago I got a rock tumbler for my birthday. I can tell you it is great fun to see the beautiful polished stones at the end of the process. Here is a nice video where you can see how it goes.
Before you leave, take a look at Recommendations. It is a special page I have made for you. It holds a collection of things you might find interesting.
Source: My life
Photo Source: Private