Quartz Goblins…

This is a photo of the inside of a smoky quartz crystal from Mooralla, western Victoria, Australia. The rainbow effect comes from internal flaws or fractures that diffract light, splitting it into its component colours.

Now some people believe that crystals, including smoky quartz, can have special properties such as healing. Me? I don’t. But I think I believe in Goblins, or Imps, or Sprites, or other non-earthly beings. It’s true! Look at this photo closely. I can see at least five different entities! Can you?

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Red Gum and Dry Creek, Avoca

It was a glorious Autumn day today, and roaming around the area just north of Avoca, Victoria, I came across this old Red Gum on the side of a dry creek bed. I just love the colours and patterns of these old trees…

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Old Red Gum eucalypt on the side of a dry creek bed, Avoca, Victoria.