The first year we were in this house, I planted a bunch of spring bulbs. Tulips, Hyacinths, Crocus and Daffodils. The following year, I had a decent showing, then… nothing. I think something must have gotten to them, because almost nothing came up after that and I never bothered to replant.
These pale pink Hyacinths have this really interesting gel like translucence to them. I think it may be because they’ve been through a couple of freezes and are nearly done for the year, but it leaves them looking almost alien in appearance.
Today is the only day this week and probably next that the weather is actually sunny and nice. I took a few moments to get out and grab actual proof that Spring is here and that I have some color before the predicted snow. Yes, snow. In April. For the second time. My poor Hyacinths probably won’t survive the second round and the freezing temps we are supposed to get. I needed some evidence that I actually had some flowers this Spring. *sigh*
One of the things I loved about this image was the fact that it looked like water in a stream or river. It has that same feel of movement over obstacles, but in reality it is just the way the water froze in combination with a little bit of sleet.
When will America love their children more than their guns?
I avoided posting yesterday because I knew if I tried, I wouldn’t be able to avoid the vitriolic post that would come out of how I was feeling. The above quote is one that expresses a portion of what I feel in fewer words. While I’ve worked through much of that, it is far from gone so if you want to avoid the spillage that remains, feel free to move on.
It is all about life force and creative energies and passion. It helps to build confidence and courage. When a person has found themselves in a stagnant place or in a rut, Carnelian can provide the fuel to motivate you to break out of that pattern. Continue reading “Carnelian Details”
This is a close up of the inclusion in a clear quartz sphere. I adore that I was able to catch a rainbow in the one below, though it isn’t quite a crisp as the one above.
I have lots of crystals around the house, so I’m sure this is going to be a recurring theme in my photography. Sorry for the spacing. I wanted it to show as large as possible.
I’m having a blast playing with the new lens. Oh! The fun I’m gong to have. I am stupid giddy today.