Friday, July 10, 2009

precious gems ...

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jono and i have been having an ongoing discussion about opals
at the museum the other day we saw a display on precious gems
this furthered our discussion but this time i was able to point to the display as i explained
and then on the way to the train station we saw an opal dealer
and we talked again about the stones in the window

this morning he came running in from the back patio
asking if i thought this could be an opal

he found it in the back yard ...

13 comments:

Cheri July 10, 2009 at 5:32 AM  

Wow- that's quite the find. I don't know if it's an opal or not- but it sure is beautiful!

Susi July 10, 2009 at 5:55 AM  

treasure is found closer by than people sometimes think....
i love those kind of stones....
always i look for them, i got them from engalnd, french, portugal...not in holland yet.....

Mari July 10, 2009 at 6:21 AM  

Wow - that is a beautiful stone. Good for Jono!

Sarah July 10, 2009 at 7:17 AM  

Well, I'd say that is quite a find. I just have quartz and boring stones in our back yard - many of which I should know the names of but quickly forgot after the rocks and minerals unit was completed. Boy, I hope my kids have a better retention rate than I do!

Sandra July 10, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

Now that's a great find and I think that is an Agate, but I could be wrong.

Either way it's beautiful :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl July 10, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

That's a wonderful find, whatever it is!

Ida Nielsen July 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

What a beautiful find!!

april July 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM  

i like treasures found by kids a lot...wonderland. wish you a happy day*

Demara July 10, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

That's a really neat find!

Opals are my birthstone and I think they're so pretty :)

Tessa July 10, 2009 at 4:40 PM  

How quickly he learns and how beautiful your childrens' responses are to the opportunities you give them.

Simple pleasure July 10, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

What a beautiful stone, a greate find!

Stacy July 11, 2009 at 12:04 AM  

I love the curiousity of kids. Well, whatever kind of stone it is...it sure is pretty. He made a great find!

natsumi July 12, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

What a beautiful stone! I love the colors!!

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