Recently returned from a two week trip to our Southwest and had a Blast!!! Meeting old friends at the shows, creating new contacts and most importantly finding new gems. I cannot tell you how invigorating this trip was. After the buying part of this trip we journeyed to Santa Fe (fell in love with the town) then skiing in Taos, petrified forest, meteorite site, and on, and on. My mind is full of color, smooth edges and long views. Can't wait to see what appears creatively. Here is a shot of an enormous amethyst geode.... never get tired of these beauties! Love mother nature. The picture beneath has a single crystal jutting up in the center; it's about 12" tall.