Welcome to Artistic Interpretations with Margaret. Welcome to a portion of our Earth's mineral rainbow. Some minerals always come in the same color. For example, malachite is always green, rhodochrosite a shade of pink or red. Others, such as quartz, are normally colorless but boast a rainbow of hues if they contain impurities, inclusions, or defects in their atomic structures.
A couple months ago, I visited D.C.'s Smithsonian Natural History Museum and stood transfixed in front of the mineral gallery which has a wonderful display of many beauties in the center of a large room and also a stunning "rainbow" tribute behind glass (above).
This challenge is wide open. Google their meanings, history, places which mine them, etc… - respond to the images below in any way you like. For this challenge I do require a new poem. Please link your specific post to "Mr. Linky" below. Friday is often a hectic day, so please feel free to submit late and remember, Monday is "Open Link" here in the Garden. I look forward to your artistic interpretations.
|Quartz - Amethyst|