Digging the Great Salt Plains

Selenite crystals with a distinctive hourglass inclusion can be found in only one place on this planet.

My favorite crystal is selenite, one of the crystalline forms of gypsum. Several years ago I had heard about selenite crystals with a distinctive hourglass inclusion, Continue reading “Digging the Great Salt Plains”

Stepping Out

I am stepping out of my comfort zone and into my personal power.

I am stepping out this year.  Out of my comfort zone and into the great unknown.  I am expecting BIG things.

What happens when doubt or fear start to creep in?  Check your Solar Plexus.  Are you plagued with self-doubt?  Are you always second guessing yourself?  You may need to get this chakra in balance. Continue reading “Stepping Out”

The Best Tools and Tips for the Beginner Rock Hound

If you love rocks, you’re in!

Merriam-Webster defines rock hound as a specialist in geology. In my opinion, if you love rocks, you’re in. Rock hunting is fascinating, it’s fun, it’s exciting, and don’t tell the children but, it is educational too. It’s a great way to get the entire family off of the couch and into the great outdoors. Continue reading “The Best Tools and Tips for the Beginner Rock Hound”

It’s Never Too Late

I have never been big on resolutions and this year is no different.

So you think the New Year’s ruckus is done, and it’s too late to start over. Think again, my friend.  January 28th heralds in the Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Cock.  The Rooster, as most the westerners call it.  This date kicks off a two-week celebration of the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.  The date changes from year to year as it falls on the first day of the first lunar cycle.  It celebrates the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.  When the earth wakes up and comes back to life to start a new cycle of growth.  There is plenty of time! Continue reading “It’s Never Too Late”

Diamond Hunting

The only producing diamond mine in the world where you can dig your own is right here in the U.S.A.

The only producing diamond mine in the world where you can dig your own is right here in the U.S.A. Since 1906 people have been finding diamonds in Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park. One of the world’s few colorless, internally flawless diamonds, the Strawn-Wagner Diamond, was found at the Crater in 1990. Continue reading “Diamond Hunting”