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Wednesday, 14 May 2008

ABC Wednesday - Q

Wednesday again, the day Mrs Nesbitt hosts ABC Wednesday.

Today we've reached the letter Q

Q
is for QUARTZ

These are three quartz pebbles, each with one face polished both to reflect light and to show off the beauty of the interiors.

This one is clear quartz, sometimes called rock-crystal.

This is Rose Quartz.

This is Amethyst.

Aren't they beautiful?

The funny thing is, when I bought these I was told that pebbles of this kind are sometimes known as ...
wait for it ...

DRAGON EGGS!

Happy Wednesday to you all.

30 comments:

DeeJay said...

Excellent 'Q' choice

Judy said...

I love the Amethyst one, but they are all so pretty.

Aileni said...

Thanks for letting me continue your theme. You are good to me.

Miss_Yves said...

Good choices ! Amethysts are so nice !
Miss Yves

Liz said...

Quartz is lovely and makes very squeaky sand!

sleepyLaKate said...

The quintessential Q's!
I love rocks, too. :)
Have a great day (though yours is almost over and mine is just beginning!)

Deb said...

Were they expensive whn you bought them? They can be made into jewellery, right? :)

Jonna said...

Dragon eggs/quartz... either way, they are beautiful.

Petunia said...

Great Q choice and nice pictures:)

Blue said...

Crickey!
I should have thought of that one, having managed a crystal store.
And, yes the rolled quartz stones are called Dragon Eggs!

Nydia said...

Lovely, Miss Dragon. I first thought of posting quartzs as well, but as I work at a jewelry worshop's office, maybe it wouldn't be very good showing their pieces here, since there's only cut stones on jewels! :P
Loved your dragon eggs, so charming! Amethysts are powerful stones, you know? Kisses, thanks for sopping by at my post! :)

Powell River Books said...

How appropriate, Dragon Eggs. They are beautiful. I love to collect rocks. Every where I go I am sticking one or more in my pocket to add to my collection.

I chose to use nearby Quadra Island for Q. It is a fun vacation destination that you can see by clicking here. – Margy

jientje said...

Dragon eggs??
I love that!

photowannabe said...

Well, of course you had to purchase the "Dragon Eggs". The perfect choice for the letter Q.

John said...

Great shots and choice for Q!

CherryPie said...

What a lovely name for the pebbles, I think they do look rather like dragon eggs!

Dragonstar said...

Thanks for your comments, folks.

Yes, I love amethysts myself.

Deb, they weren't very expensive, but they're too big for jewellery-making. The larger two are the size of hen eggs.

Blue, thanks for the confirmation of the "Dragon Egg" name!

Katney said...

It is a nice collection of pebbles--and dragon eggs! very good!

Janet said...

Beautiful quartz photos. I'm partial to the Amethyst because I love purple.

leslie said...

Yes, these ARE beautiful! Good take on Q for today. :D

Neva said...

Quartz is a good one for "Q"!!!
mine is here.

Dr.John said...

I loved them as rocks but as dragons eggs wow.

Helena said...

Great Q! I had such a hard time trying to think of a "Q"!

Dilly said...

WAGON EGGS???????

¬"

Dina said...

Dragon eggs!? Be careful where you keep them in case they hatch.

starnitesky said...

Excellent choice - I have got lots of quartz, I didn't think of using it, I like the Rose quartz.

becky voyles said...

Great choice. One I did not think of.

mirage2g said...

They are all beautiful!!!

Damama T said...

YOu find dragon things in the NEATEST places. Love the amethyst best.

Max-e said...

Hi these rocks remind me Namibia. It is an absolute paradise for rock collectors.