Tuesday, December 01, 2009

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.


Here is one of the many interesting features that can be found atop Mount Wellington.

Yes, more rocks.

I am reasonably certain that these rocks are Dolerite, which is an intrusive igneous rock. If my hazy memory of Year Eight science is anything to go by, igneous rock is formed by magma (or molten rock) being cooled and becoming solid. Thus, at some point things must have been a little hot 'n hairy up here on Mount Wellington!

On that, there was a guy in my Year Eight science class who wasn't allowed to sit in on lessons that talked Geology (or Biology for that matter). He belonged to that extreme set of weirdos cult religious sect, the Exclusive Brethren. Obviously their faith is such that the mere exposure to false idols such as rocks, microscopes and girls in short skirts sitting on stools can have a disastrous effect!

6 comments:

me said...

I once tried to read "The Rock Which Makes Tasmania" by David Leaman. It's kind of like a social history of dolerite in Tasmania.

Tried.

Babzy said...

Great shot , beautiful rocks !

Kris said...

Me, while I have no issue with not completing a book that doesn't work for me, it has been a while since I've done it!

Kris said...

Babzy, they are landmarks!

Roddy said...

My son. War and peace took about eight years. Two attempts. I finally got there though.

Kris said...

War and Peace is a breeze!