So here are the rest of the pics I took on Friday, at the 2nd Annual Victoria Gem & Mineral show at the Pearkes Arena .. when the light shines through this, it is stunning!
Who knew there was such a diversity of quartz …
I could have asked how these were shaped – but that would have taken the mystery away. The skull to the left of the pink quartz was intriguing.
Purple Haze (reminds me of the Purple Haze lavender farm at Sequim! I was all set to go there but my passport had expired .. wah .. )
For some reason, this made me hungry! It just seemed to be so edible, like a slice of bread or a cookie.
Lots of love and $$$$$ tied up in minerals …
Now these really caught my eye .. at first I thought that these were sculpted metal .. .however, they are created with varying gauges of fine silver and gold wires. So very beautiful .. I tried to take some closeup photos of several “works in progress” but couldn’t get clear views with my camera. This young artist is fabulous .. I couldn’t find a web site for Drala Designs … but there is an e-mail if you would like to contact him: email@example.com . Since I’m always curious and always seeking knowledge, I searched for the meaning of “Drala” : A Tibetan word, “drala” means “without aggression”. When you invoke drala, you begin to experience basic goodness reflected everywhere – in yourself, in others, and in the entire world.
Here is one pic that is clear .. showing some wire in progress.
Such beauty ..
Bamboo, Bead & Bling …love that store. Amazing free jewellery classes: http://www.bamboobeadsandbling.com/
I’m not into gold but if I was, here is a bargain!
Sigh .. and it is back to the garden .. to watch my beans growing. These are Spanish Musica – delicious and a “bazillion” beans on each plant. I plan to just keep serving these up and not freezing them this year! (well, maybe a few!)
It’s been a bumper crop of fruit in Victoria .. we have 3 different apple trees and I’ve been freezing chunks of apple (washed, put briefly in a sea salt water mix) spread on parchment paper on a tray in the freezer and then bagging them for tossing in a roast in the winter. And lots of applesauce, yum, yum!!
Bzzzzeeeee ….I will look at this photo in the winter and dream of these happy summer days in the garden.
My s-i-l gave me this Irish dirt years ago and I must use it in a pot .. one of these days .. there was a packet of seeds somewhere .. .I’ll have to have a search for it. Anyway, just another gardening moment .. Sometimes I have to just stop and look at what I’ve been doing … getting lost in the rhythm that is creativity ..
My darling little JaneE Kat .. she will be 21 in December! Little Garden Kat …
Yesterday was quite a windy day …really strong gusts continuously . . a sky shot to say “salut”
The joy and magic of a garden is so fun .. it seems that one day I’m planting a seed and just a short time later, as in my lovely beans .. there are 8 foot plus vines growing up to the sky and I’m surrounded by the vital energy that surrounds them.
Speaking of energy, a few years ago I heard about music for plants .. how it helps them grow. I believe this and think my music (that I always play) in the garden affects everything that grows. A good subject for tomorrow!