The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

One Word Photo Challenge: Cream

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A terminated calcite crystal 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm  on a matrix of limestone covered in micro calcite crystals.

from Inverhuron, Ontario

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Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge

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Categories: It's a Hobby, Mineral Collecting, Photography

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33 replies

  1. WOW! What a beauty! Amaaaaazing, xxxxx 😀

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  2. Beautiful piece. One of my favorites so far. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  3. That is really indescribably beautiful. Do you place these around your home?

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    • It is a beaut, I will agree. Thanks, I’m glad you like it.

      Only a few of our larger pieces are on display and this is for two reasons. One, we only have a few larger pieces. The rest are kept in acrylic Perky boxes out of harms’ way. (The boxes measure 1.25″ cubed, invented for the express purpose of storing minerals specimens by a man named Perkins) The fewer nicks and chips on a crystal the better. Actually, one tiny blemish on a crystal can make the difference between collection worthy or driveway worthy.

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  4. WOW!! Excellent photography on these, Maggie. There is so much light, texture and cream-iness.

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  5. I tried to give this a ‘like’ but it wouldn’t let me. Bummer.

    Your crystal pictures are priceless. Not being good with a camera, I think I’ll try posting some of mine. Maybe the grape crystals my husband grew.

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  6. Like button says no, so ,I’ll just say I like this, and we learn so much from you — I share your mineral posts with Moo.

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  7. I just started paying attention to the sizing of these crystals you are posting. They’re surprisingly small. Now I’m even more impressed with your photography!!
    … and yes, it’s a beauty. That creamy ivory colour reminds me of satin.

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  8. It’s all your fault. I had to post a few crystals. http://pambrittain.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/guess-this-crystal/ Wish I was as good with the camera as you. One is a bit fuzzy.

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  9. Maggie, you know what they say? One woman’s crystal is another man’s rock.

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  10. The ‘like’ liked me so I liked it back! I think this is my favorite so far. Either that or I am mesmerized by how you did that slide show. Just beautiful, Maggie.

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  11. That is one crazy cool crystal, Maggie! Looks like frozen Champagne. Perfect.

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