Monday Inspiration

It’s a new week, with new possibilities…..

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo was taken at Glacier Bay in Alaska.  This picture shows the top edge of the Marjorie Glacier.   It is one of the most beautiful things I have seen with its jagged, abstract,  sharp shapes, and Glacier Bay is probably the most beautiful place I have ever been to – a small piece of heaven on earth.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Marjorie Glacier – Glacier Bay, Alaska

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Happy Friday!

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Blue Butterfly Garland

A short while ago I posted a picture of this necklace saying that it reminded me of a garland of blue butterflies:

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Statement Turquoise Howlite Necklace – designed and created by Big Skies Jewellery

Totally by coincidence, I saw this picture on Facebook which perhaps helps illustrate what I meant – slightly different blue, but same effect!

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Cluster of Blue Butterflies

 

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

This week’s Friday Photo is another of my wildlife pictures.  This photo is of a cute little Vervet Monkey, taken during a visit to the Kruger Park.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week:  Vervet Monkey – Kruger Park, South Africa.

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Happy Friday!

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

I am afraid I do not know what type of lily this is – perhaps someone out there can help me? I just love the unusual dramatic colours. The photo was taken in the Walled Garden at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile……just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Lily – Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England.

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Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

I have just arrived back home on holiday in Norfolk, England – home of the “Big Skies” after which my shop is named.  So I thought it apt that this week’s Friday Photo  was of those Big Skies over Brancaster beach, where I spent many hours in my childhood collecting shells, stones and all sorts of treasures.

So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Big Skies – Brancaster Beach, Norfolk, England.

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Happy Friday!

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Learn About Gemstones – Solar Quartz

Ever wondered what a cross-section through a stalactite would look like?  Well then… let me introduce you to Solar Quartz.  Solar Quartz is ordinary agatized quartz that is cut from stalactites in lucid, pale or grey, as well as with mossy inclusions – it is a quartz stalactite that has been sliced crossways into discs.  I think they look like beautiful crystal flowers.

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Solar Quartz, like agate, is often dyed vivid colors – natural Solar Quartz does not have electric coloring.  All the photos in this post have been reproduced with the kind permission of Inspire GemandCrystal, which is full of beautiful and unique stones and findings – please check our their lovely shop.

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As with all quartz, solar quartz is an energy enhancer – connecting to both spirit and harmony. Solar Quartz is said to bring emotional strength and upliftment, with great power and energy. Solar Quartz also has all the properties of clear quartz and is protective, purifying on spiritual, mental and physical levels.

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Quartz is possibly the most flexible, multi-purpose curative stone – it increases power and healing, pulls out and transports energy as well as increases natural crystals within the body’s fluid and tissues in order to reverberate new healing frequency.

Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

As a jewellery artist I am constantly inspired by what I see around me. 

This week’s cool picture is of one of my favourite animals, the zebra.  Their unique appearance never ceases to amaze me.  I love this photo because I managed to catch the zebra head on.  So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Burchells’ Zebra – Kruger Park, South Africa

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Isn’t he beautiful?  If you like it, please share it!

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Happy Friday everyone!

Just Because It’s Friday Photo…..

As a jewellery artist I am constantly inspired by what I see around me.  A lot of that inspiration comes from the natural world.

This week’s cool picture is of unusual swirling clouds, which I think look like soft serve ice-cream,  in the sky above Grytviken, South Georgia Island, at the cold edge of the Southern Atlantic Ocean.  So here it is, a cool picture to make you smile…….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: Swirling Cloud Formation – Grytviken

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Happy Friday!

Just Because It’s Friday Photo

Wow, Friday sure comes around fast!

I love birds and I’m always trying to improve my bird photos – I find birds with their quick movements very challenging to capture! So here it is, a cool picture …….just because hey, it’s Friday!

This week: European Roller at the Kruger Park, South Africa.

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Isn’t he beautiful?  If you like this, please share it and help brighten up someone else’s day!

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Happy Friday!