6.22.2011

postal service

Posted by jessica
pyrite specimen, 'spirit' quartz specimen,
antique rose brooch, amethyst necklaces


I love receiving packages in the mail. I always get that sense of excitement upon opening a package and unveiling a surprise.

Sarah sent over a package filled with goodies, and among them was the wonderful book: Audubon's Birds of America. I've been looking for a concise book on ornithological paintings, and I can't think of a better collection than this masterpiece by the legendary John James Audubon.

I wanted to share some of the illustrations, so I thought I'd take some images of the book along with a few rocks I've collected.


Unfortunately, these photos don't capture the details in these crystals. I wish you could see the layers of colour and texture in the amethyst slice. It resembles a hazy violet landscape. My intrigue heightens when I see how the natural facets of the stone reflect light and offer a spectrum of colours.

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