Cold Textures

Ice Crystals on Birch

Ice Crystals on Birch Bark

 

Join Friday Foto Fun: Textures

Of the Beaten Path: The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

If you are in Santa Ana, the Bowers Museum is well worth a visit. It’s original collection from the early 20th century focused on the early history of Southern California. Additional space has allowed for a broader scope.

The Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold van Pelt exhibit was fascinating. Twenty carved gemstones spill out of a carved faceted quartz egg.

Izok is a hollow, life-sized human skull. The original quartz crystal weighed 250 pounds. The finished piece, which is in two parts with a hinged jaw, weighs 6.5 pounds.

Amethyst cup with 24 flutes.

Van Pelt and his wife are also well known mineral photographers.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: My Favorite Things, Verse Three

Silver White Winter Melts Into Spring

Ice crystals formed by the melting snow during the spring thaw near North Pole, Alaska

Ice crystals formed by the melting snow during the spring thaw near North Pole, Alaska

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: My Favorite Things, Verse Three

Terrific Tuesday Trials: Bedazzled

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Crystals encased in the doors at the Swarovski store in Prague.

 

Terrific Tuesday Trials: Bedazzled

 

 

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