If you pass by Angelina Pellegrino’s house on State Street in the City of Batavia, you’ll know it when you see it.
Pellegrino’s property is lined with large painted rocks. There’s about 165, in fact. She’s even branched out into her neighbor’s yard.
She said it all started back in May.
“What I would do is unearth the boulders in my backyard, and started painting them. I felt people needed something to make them smile even for a second.”
From funny ones like one that reads “don’t go bacon my heart” with a picture of an egg and a slice of bacon, to fancy ones that say “I’m so fancy,” Pellegrino said there’s something for everyone. But, there is one topic off limits. She said there’s no place for politics.
“It’s just all about spreading happiness in a world of anger and division.”
Pellegrino’s even becoming a bit of “rockstar” with her neighbors.
“A lot of them will come everyday to see what’s new. So, that’s always fun.”
Which is why she doesn’t plan on putting down the paint brush anytime soon.
“Maybe another neighbor will let me put rocks down. I don’t know. If people can just walk by and get a feel good moment, that’s basically what I aim to do.,” she added.