In my quaint corner of Florida, we paint rocks and stones, then hide them. Indeed we do.


There’s even a Facebook page, Martin County Rocks, for posting finds.  There are over 15,000 very active members and more joining each day.


Cindy Rhude and daughter Kaitlynn, originators of the project, have everyone loving these little bits of the earth’s crust.

Their simple idea brings strangers together and smiles to faces all over town. Last week, there was a town rock-painting party…with a rock band, of course.

I found a rock behind Charlotte’s Web in the library and just had to dig up the story behind it.


I connected with the young painter on FB and asked her permission to keep it. (Re-hiding is encouraged.)

On Martin County Rocks, you can share photos of any rocks you paint/find and can give hints about hiding places. Local artists create some showstoppers but you don’t need to be a Picasso.


Hmm, what shall I paint on mine?


Maybe something sedimental.

Toni 1/30/17


  1. What a neat idea. I wonder if people would approve of such a tradition here in the parks of Copenhagen, or assume I’m littering. I think I may give it a try and see if anyone notices. Very cool.

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