Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday stills: Amethyst







Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Shiney Things
Posted in Sunday Stills, Sunday Stills Challenge of the Week with tags photo challenge, Sunday Stills on September 4, 2011 by Ed

So lets see what ya’ll can find thats bright and shiney. Sunlight is a must for this challenge or at least a good light source..:-)

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When I was little, our family was given a shiney Amethyst by our maternal grand dad. We were so happy thinking we were the proud owner of a diamond. Bling! bling! bling!

It was very big and fitted in the palm of our hand. One day, our uncle's family came to visit. Out came our diamond and boasting how our grand dad went prospecting in the mountains and found lots of diamonds.

Before we could realise it, this little cousin grabbed the diamond out of our hands and threw it to the bush at the back of our house. There was a creek swollen with flood water. Everyone including both sets of parents went to look for it. But Alasm was in vain.

We cried, the cousin got a scolding. Then came the bigger disappointment. Mum said it wasn't a a diamond. It was a false diamond. An Amethyst I know today. There are a lot of amethyst here in New Zealand, when I see them, I can still see the shot put arm movement of my cousin.

12 comments:

dibear said...

Beautiful! I love geodes. Ed's dad was a geologist and science teacher. :)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

What an interesting tale...why do children do that?

Good too that your family can let go...

Brenda said...

I love that stone!!! That is what I use for my birthstone.

Ginny said...

Oh, so the cousin caused the secret to be told. I love the geodes, and have almost bought one more than once. I just can't decide on a color.

Ed said...

Sweet geodes and great shots, I'm doing some fossils for MacroMonday..:-)

Autumn Belle said...

Amethyst geodes and stones are also popular fengshui items. As for me, I like the beauty of natural crystals and stones. Happy Mid-Autumn Festiva, Ann!

Just Ramblin' said...

So very cool! Love these.

2browndawgs said...

Beautifil!

danardoyle said...

Wow! The Amethyst is beautiful!

Reader Wil said...

Nice story.I like all those stones, but don't know their names.

Cheryl said...

My husband has a beautiful geode that we display in our living room. Amazing.

Magia da Inês said...

♥♫♪Olá, amiga!
*✿ As amestistas não são diamantes mas também são lindas!
♥♫♪Bom fim de semana!
*•Beijinhos.
✿.Brasil