Recently, I had a wonderful conversation with a woman who is an artist, and who'd been an Art Professor for 23 years. She's in her 90s now, and I hope we can continue with regular chats. She mentioned she'd seen a beautiful photograph of an extreme close-up (macro) of an opal. This got me thinking, and wanting to try it with some of my own favorite gemstones--such as Labradorite.
When I travel, I don't really buy the usual touristy souvenirs. Instead, I bring back rocks -- or I buy rocks. That may sound really silly to some people, but it keeps me grounded to a placed in a way that a commemorative t-shirt just can't. This Labradorite came from Banff in Alberta, Canada -- At least that's where I purchased it. It is one of Canada's exports.
The beautiful colors and the way it catches the light reminds me of the Northern Lights.