The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
The landscaping changes often.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mineral Photography - Part 2

More mineral specimens.


Doubly terminated quartz crystals (Herkimer Diamonds)



Purple Fluorite crystals with white Barite "puffball"



"Icy" blue Fluorite crystals



Amber Fluorite crystals



Light pink Fluorite crystals



Purple Fluorite crystals on Celestite



Intergrown Pyrite cubes



Intergrown Galena cubes with truncated corners



Acicular Malachite crystals



Amazonite crystals with smoky quartz



Bladelike Gypsum crystals (var. Selenite)



Gypsum (var. Selenite) "roses"


Mineral Photography - Part 1

Recently, I've been taking photographs of some mineral specimens.  Below are some of the prettier specimens.


Celestite crystals
 


Benitoite crystals (California state gemstone)



Beryl crystal (var. Heliodor)



Beryl crystal (var. Emerald)



Beryls crystals (var. Aquamarine) on Muscovite mica



Calcite crystals



Wulfenite crystals



Calcite crystals (twinned and doubly terminated)



Malachite stalactite formation



Kyanite crystals



Sulphur crystals



Quartz crystals (var. Amethyst)


New Neighbors

This summer we've had a couple of doe, each with two fawns, spending a lot of time munching on the vegetation  in the yards around our neighborhood.  One doe and her fawns have spent a lot of time hanging out in our back yard.


Pruning the rose bushes




Trimming the grass



Just hanging out in the back yard