Friday, 18 March 2011

Rock porn


Rocks are very satisfying. Don't ask me why, they just are. We all have our wobbly knees and swoony bits. Some people like to dress up as a horse, and others fancy pigeons. Me, it's a matter of teeny tiny earth sparkles and crumbly layers of sediment. They bring me out in goosebumps.

Of course I have to pretend that fondling rock is educational. Otherwise I will never get away with this stuff. So I drag Shark, Squirrel and Tiger to the geopark at Sai Kung and intone in a teachery voice that now we are academic and note-takery geologists of all things rock and mineral.




See? It works! There are the children, examining mineral composition, sedimentary layers and basalt columns! Once they are busy, I can sneak off and give that rhyolite a damn good licking. Then I can take home trophy pictures for my secret rock porn album.






Ah! Aren't they beautiful!

Ahem. Now, please excuse me while I disappear to conjure with trachydacite lava and banded granite. A woman just has to give in to these things.

6 comments:

Elizabeth (My Reading World) said...

We have a slight rock fetish as well around here! We love them! I have so many displayed around the house, I don't need to buy any yucky knick knacks to clutter the house! (Just wish I could remember where they found them all!!)

Dreamingaloudnet said...

Love it! me too :)

kelly said...

We are putting our house up for sale, and the estate agent has suggested that I put some of my rocks out of site....

They are every where though - I realised after his comment that they start at the front door, run through the hall and into the living room, kitchen and up in the bathroom, ending in several heaps in the garden.

(I wonder how many strange folk will find your blog after searching google using your blog post title!)

Nora said...

I only save green pebbles, but they are hard to come by where I live now, so the collection is not expanding. I do love green pebbles.

XOX

lightly enchanted said...

Wow a rock academy! I'm going to show this post to my husband, maybe he'll let up on what he calls my 'pet rock collection' what a lovely place to explore :)

ladybirdcook said...

two of them appear to be mating - have you no shame?!