Did any of you ever see rocks that were alive? I sure never did, that I know of. I mean, I don't go around and poke at every rock or stone that I see and listen if it says "Ouch", and I have never seen any stones or rocks just running through the woods (but I have seen some tumbling down steep hills). But, yes, there is such a thing as living rocks. Of course Living Rocks or Living Stones are just common names, sort of like nick-names, for plants in the Lithops family. Here is a picture of some growing in a flower pot:
To get an idea of their size, I found a blog posting that showed their size in comparison to a match head. Check it out here: http://plant-whisperer.blogspot.com/2012/10/lithops-size-comparison.html And here is a close-up of one, along with a small, blooming one:
Yes, rocks can bloom and the one above was not the only one. Here are a couple more blooms to admire:
So, you still don't believe that a rock can be alive? Well, there is one sure way to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt. . . cut it open:
Nature can produce things that we could never imagine. I would say that the these plants fit into that category. Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?