We live in the beautiful Catskill Mountains in NY State. There is a vast assortment of wildlife up here, Bears, Porcupines, Coyotes, Deer, Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks. One of my favorites of all of these are the Peepers. Peepers are tiny Chorus Frogs that re-emerge every spring. As soon as the weather gets warm, there they are. At night, the sounds of the Peepers singing away fills the air. I don’t know what it is about that sound, but it’s both soothing and entrancing. If I’ve had a stressful day, all I need to do is walk outside, look up at the stars, and listen to the music of the peepers. I immediately know, with deep certainty, that in that moment all is well. I feel flooded with gratitude. Blessed. I love living in the mountains. I love living in the woods. Forests have always been my home. What’s better than looking up and seeing a Bald Eagle soaring? Not much.

Today is spectacular. Blue skies, Daffodils blooming with cheerful splashes of yellow. And tonight, there will be Peepers. It doesn’t get any better than this. May you be blessed with love, laughter, and joy. And Peepers. Judith

Home from the Show

image imageWe’re home from the Gem and Mineral Show, and, wow. What a phenomenal show. We found what we had been looking for, truly spectacular specimens. Don’t laugh, I bought 29 Natural Citrine Points from that 30 year old inventory. It was a private sale, when she opened the back of the truck I almost stroked out. There they were, sparkling in the sun, like golden pieces of frozen sunlight. How could I leave them? So not happening. They are water clear, some have Angel Phantom Quartz inclusions, which is equally rare. They are medium sized. Spectacular.

New for us is Tennessee Calcite, very hard to find. It comes from the Elmwood Mine in Tennessee, where they mine for Sphalerite, which is Zinc. This Calcite comes from that mine. Gorgeous burnt orange, very clear. I bought 5 pieces.

I bought large Spheres, Smokey Quartz with golden Rutile needles, clear Quartz Spheres, Rose Quartz Spheres, Amethyst Spheres, all stunning.

I bought clear Quartz Points, a Vogel type Smokey Quartz wand, Fluorite Freeforms. Bloodstone Spheres… Holy smokes. The Terrain was packed! Now all I have to do is unpack all of it, find space for all of it, have my husband photograph all of it, and then list it on the website.

I’m exhausted, but thrilled. I love to be able to find these healers and bring them home, so they can go to their destiny. Check the New Inventory page on my site in a few days. Off to bed. Blessings to all, Judith