A Mallard Duck swins across Crystal Lake as the sun just begins to rise from the east...another beautiful morning shared. I hope that you shall enjoy~
I was a young child when a relative gave me my first Geode, and I remember thinking that it was quite the treasure! There are no two alike, and the inside of each can look like fine crystal. They are actually called Quartz Crystal and the ones that I have found have never been much larger than a basketball, until I met friends Sandy and Dave. They love Geodes and they drove from our town of La Grange a few hours away to their hometown and brought back 2 U Haul trailers with the weight from such large Geodes.
4 years ago after our German Shepherd passed away unexpectedly, Sandy and Dave were there to help us get her to the hospital. We always bury our favorite's remains on the grove and we needed something special to cover the grave with, since our larger creek stones were already used. Sandy and Dave allowed me to come over and select a few and that was such a sweet gesture. This past August, I had to have my cat put down and again, I needed something to cover her grave with, and I selected a couple more Geodes from their beautiful collection. If we do not cover a fresh grave on our two acres, chances are more than not, that they will be robbed by critters...
I wanted to place some of the images of my favorites from their collection on with my SkyWatch Friday entry...something about the heavens as well as those amazing things that earth creates over time...a beauty unsurpassed~
That is a ping pong ball in one of the openings of their largest Geod~
This is the same one, both from the front and from the side~
This is one that I like really well...it has some bits of pink and green to the gray colouration~
This one is one of my favorites of the more than forty...fifty that they still have~
Four more with a touch of snow under the sunlight~
And... four more, including one that is broken open, showing the beautiful Quartz Crystal from within~
This one is not as large as some, but I like the colour of it...that is a Norway Spruce tree pinecone~
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