Saturday, August 30, 2014

You Know You’re a Rockhound When...

Yellow Calcite Sphere

Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.
– Neil Armstrong


– You look down instead of up.

– Any rock, no matter how common, will raise your pulse.

– You see beauty in all rocks, even the ones you leave behind.

– Your family and friends just roll their eyes when you pick up yet another rock.

– You are willing to dig up a rock with a spoon, even if it means ruining the spoon.

– You have been known to visit urban rock piles and risk stares from people who are wondering why a 50-something woman is crawling around in a dirt pile.

– You are willing to pay excess baggage fees (international, yet) for a large yellow rock that looks like a loaf of bread.

– Your pockets are always filled with rocks and residual dirt.

– You often find pebbles in your shoes and even socks.

– You don’t mind dirt at all, even under your fingernails. That’s what they make soap and water for.

– You get why rocks are so spiritual; you understand that rocks have been around since the beginning of earth (and quite possibly before) and deserve our respect.

– You believe that rocks are not just inert objects, but living entities that will communicate to you if you are willing to “listen” to what they have to say.

– You see art in rock formations.

– You are willing to pay good money for a rock just because you like it and not because it’s valuable to others.

Obviously, I am a rockhound, who loves rocks in all forms. I have never met a rock I didn’t like, even if I had to leave it behind.
On this site, I plan to post images of my rocks, both ordinary and unusual. I even have some valuable rocks, but not that many. Most of my rocks are random discoveries.
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