A little Procreate fun over some recent beach finds. This post title is a quote from Instagram (sic) but I can see what they're saying.
Looking a lot like bubbles on the side of a large boulder, I think they are actually quartz crystals with a little iron for colour? Images captured this weekend in beautiful North Wales!
I need a geologist in my life. I've discovered a new beach with the most incredible rocks most of which are a fair size (i.e. too big to carry off)!
I know the green in these rocks is created with copper but what about that beautiful blue? The wrong tone for copper I think so answers on a postcard please...
This lovely little splash of amethyst was found amongst the quartz by the children as we walked along the path - eagle eyes! Talking of which...
Incredible grafitti on The Duke of Lancaster as we strolled back.
Old crochet vs new pen work. I find these pebbles with facets flat enough to balance the whole object on fascinating.
Interesting though how long it's taken me to put the two ideas together. Breaking out the hooks right now...
High tides combined with bad weather sadly saw many local people evacuated from their homes this week.
I took these photos at high tide the following day but with far less intense winds. (You can see the serious flooding if you google 'Rhyl flood 2013').
There are concrete steps down here and then it's usually an inviting expanse of sand!
But this is what was behind me as I took those images:
It used to be a grassy bank with concrete paths and steps which had been there for over 40 years, maybe 50 even. Just gone.
My daughter says it looks like a giant has just come along and bitten it. I explained what had happened and we decided that it was a good analogy.
It was bitterly cold and still windy when I took these so I had to be vigilant with the tide.
However, my feet still got wet when this giant wave crept up on me!
Yes. I do love beach combing. And found pattern. Put them together and I'm stupid-happy.
I can't count the hours that I've looked for this pebble over the years. Or the stones I've picked up thinking that this might be the one. And then there it was, staring right up at me at the beach that keeps on giving. Oh the joy to be had in an igneous pebble detailed with a little quartz :)
So, it's the summer holidays here in the UK and we've been up to the usual: beach combing, days out, walking the dog, finding kryptonite... y'know, same old same old.
When I say 'we' I mean I give full credit to my little girl who spotted it after I'd walked right past it. Clearly, my in-built geology sensors were off that day! I have no idea what it is but it's beautiful. I think it's the wrong sort of green for copper but what do I know (to be clear, almost nothing about geology)?
I wet it for the photos to show the colour of course but it does have a rather glassy finish in some places. I do have a little emerald crystal that is similar in it's make-up but more bluey in tone and I say that as comparison rather than out of hope :-) Any input as to what it might be is most welcome!
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