August 2 – olivine

August 2
Olivine – noun – Mineralogy. any of a group of magnesium iron silicates, (Mg,Fe) 2 SiO 4, occurring in olive-green to gray-green masses
as an important constituent of basic igneous rocks.
There is something about a beach filled with rocks that draws me downward.  I can spend hours walking, looking, stopping to pick up a rock every now and then.  Should I take this smooth one home?  Or the one with the specks of green?  How about that odd shaped rock that seems to be battered and broken?  I don’t think often of the source of these rocks and stones.  Perhaps they are newly formed.  Or maybe they have been a part of the beach for years, washing out to the sea and then back again.  What is it about a rock that draws me downward?
Olivine – another new to me word from the August prompts list
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One thought on “August 2 – olivine

  1. Rocks ❤ We must have a hundred of them here in jars and boxes. My favorites are the ones that look like hearts.

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