I have a little collection of minerals, fossils and just plain rocks that just happened to have a lovely shape or nice colour :)
Ever since I was a little child, going to the river or the beach meant picking up lovely shaped rocks. Even my dad brought rocks home for me whenever he happened to came across one he thought I might like (and some of the ones he gave me are my favourites still).
Last time we went to Mexico I brought with me lots of quartz, a couple of fossils (of marine life, but we are talking that this were found in the middle of the desert) and an arrow (maybe from the people who live there hundreds and hundreds of years ago). I feel particularly fond of this bunch because not only are they gorgeous and unique, but they bring me really nice memories: of the desert, a lonely village, being with my family, the austere, yet absolutely beautiful vegetation of the desert, wonderful landscapes, family history and peaceful, perfect moments of that day.
I took some photographs of this last bunch, here:
(The amethyst is the only one i got in a market)
Thanks so much for reading this and I hope you have a lovely weekend!!