Archive for April, 2011

spring weather

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

beautiful day

This was the scene in my parents’ back yard yesterday. It was a really gorgeous day.

birthday fossil

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

new ammonite fossil

new ammonite fossil

new ammonite fossil

My birthday was April 7th. 27 years old, oh dear. Is that ‘late twenties’? I think it probably is.
One of the amazing gifts my family got for me was this large, unusual ammonite fossil. I’m not an expert, but in my many years of ammonite collecting and perusing I’ve never seen one quite like it.

I took these shots of it today with my iPhone and processed some of them (the first and third above) with a new photography app called Camera+. I love it — lots of photo taking and postprocessing options.

vivid blues

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

fluorite specimen

Some photos from yesterday. The fluorite belongs to Dustin’s brother Cody, who collects mineral specimens like crazy. It’s sitting on a dissecting microscope I salvaged from a university lab equipment liquidation and gave to him.