The iridescent marbles at the top left are magnetic hematite from Hettie’s Rock and Crystal Shop in Queenstown.
The polished green thing that looks like a miniature bookend is a piece of New Zealand greenstone (jade) that I bought at ReflectioNZ, a shop and cafe in Fox Glacier.
The ten rocks in between are rocks I picked up on the Fox Glacier trail we went on.
The rest are from the wharf area in Queenstown.
The big one is a cherished a treasure from my grandparents’ attic, the smaller matching one a miracle of chance I found years later, I’m not sure where.
I bought these long ago on a Girl Scout trip, a kind of pilgrimage to the place where Juliet Low started the organization. See below for what I remember from that trip.
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These are some of the smaller rocks I brought back from Maine. I’ve (cleaned them thoroughly and) glued a magnet to each of them. That means they stick in those metal tins! The incense boxes are plastic, but I’m using them because they’re a bit taller and can thus accommodate the two rocks that are a bit taller.
Books and rocks are just about the heaviest things one could imagine bringing back from a vacation, and yet books and rocks are exactly what we brought back from our latest trip to the opposite side of the planet.
In fact, bringing back books and/or rocks from trips is fairly typical for us. What made this trip’s haul particularly absurd was that the books were about rocks.
This hefty green rock, which measures approximately 11 inches in length, was a gift for my husband from his parents.
As of January 2018, it serves to anchor the green color scheme in our apartment’s second bathroom.