Painted rocks program rolls into Florence area

July 7, 2018 — They’re watching and waiting for you. Lurking by flower pots, under benches, in doorways, behind public art, by fence posts.

And they want to go home with you.

Or just to be moved to another location in town; or go on vacation, only to be left behind at your destination.

Who are they? A rock group. Or more correctly, a group of rocks. Painted ones. And they like to have their picture taken and posted to Facebook pages dedicated to their existence.

Painted rocks are a phenomenon rapidly growing in popularity. Stones, decorated with anything from photo quality images of nature to faces, flags, animals, or inspirational sayings, are popping up all around town. In fact,

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