Earth’s Treasury at the Natural History Museum London
It would be rather marvelous to think that this opalescent wonder is a moon rock. Even more marvelous to realise that it came from our own Earth.
More pics ↓ with an ocean in a small opal and still more at the Vault and more at Earth’s Treasury 2 .
This a real monster at around three feet tall, but it lacked a little colour, so a tiny tweak and ~
If that were a drink it would be so delicious.
There are literally hundreds of these.
I’m not sure what a carved meerschaum pipe is doing here but I think she would be welcome anywhere.
Such wonders all around,
We need but stop and search the ground,
We need but pause and view the sky,
And cherish time before end is nigh.