Welcome to the next chapter of Nightjar’s series about exploring the hills near her home in Portugal.
Chapter 2 – East Hill: Limestone Rocks!
Limestone may not be the prettiest of rocks, but I really like rocks, and images such as this make me happy. The other side of this limestone formation, facing a neighbouring village, is currently being explored for cement production. On “our” side there is only evidence of the work of stonemasons who used to sculpt the rock in place and carry their works downhill. Word has it that some people have found sculptures among the piles of rocks on the top of the hill, but I never found anything. Just rocks, really.
But I found some other treasures. Crystals! Of calcium carbonate! Don’t ask me if this is calcite or something else, I’m not an expert on this stuff.
And then I found this rock with some shiny crystals on the surface and maroonish stripes. I don’t know what those stripes are, but they’re interesting.
In the next chapter we will continue looking at rocks. Like good sedimentary rocks that they are, they have a story to tell us.