Today is a day off and I am sitting at my computer with my first coffee of the day. I just glanced over my shoulder to look on the street to see a man systematically throwing fist-fulls of small stones at a wall. It is strangely hypnotic and it took me a while to fully comprehend what was happening. Pebbledash is no longer just a descriptor of a rendering finish for me, but a vivid mental picture. Strange how long it takes the etymology of some words to really sink in.