Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quartz

I was worried about Q. Last year Q fell on a Friday, so it was easy enough to deal with. But this year it falls on a Saturday, and Saturday is my photo day. What can I get a picture of that starts with a Q?

Time to pull out a dictionary...

And that's when I saw "quartz". Oh, cool. That's easy...


(I love what the photo editing software did with the lighting on this one.)

Bonus photo: black amethyst (which I believe is quartz as well)...


Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...


Did you have any trouble coming up with a Q topic? Isn't that black amethyst cool?

22 comments:

  1. Did you take those yourself?

    They look professional. I love taking pictures. I didn't know that Saturday was photo day for you. I'll have to get here more often on the weekend. I read once that the average number of times a picture is viewed on the internet is ZERO, and I'm aiming to change that.

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    1. Yes, just a couple days ago. Then I hit "I'm feeling lucky" in the editing software, and the lighting went from well-lit to dramatic. Otherwise, I'm not that good. (As my high school photography teacher would attest, had he not passed away a few months ago.)

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  2. aah the pics have come out beautifully <3

    http://swathishenoy.blogspot.com/
    a-z participant

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  3. My son found son beautiful quartz pieces. We have tons in the ground around here!

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    1. Oooh. My nephew would love to go digging. He loves rocks of all types.

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  4. Pretty! I'm glad you found a solution for Q :)

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  5. Yeah, I didn't have any trouble with "Q," but that's because I've got my Q built in. But anyhow, I've always been fascinated with quartz because it has the closest appearance to crystal. *shifty eyes* Not obsessed with that one at all.

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  6. Great Q post, Liz. I went back and forth on my Q until I got it mixed up with the R, then changed my mind, then posted and forgot to make the change ... until after posting. Oh, it's been a long month. :)
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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    1. I know! May can't get here fast enough!

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  7. Q was difficult for me this year, too :)

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  8. Such pretty pictures of quartz! Great use of the letter Q; next year "quart" of milk. Now the next challenging letter in a few days "X"

    betty

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  9. Quartz - PERFECT for a Q post. That one never crossed my mind.
    What a fun blog!! I had to go back and read what I missed. A little bit of everything. Teacher/real life posts, knitting, and randomness. (liked the Lies post too)

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    1. It wouldn't have crossed my mind either if I hadn't used the dictionary...

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Love quartz for Q! those are some really pretty ones too! :)

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  11. Beautiful. It is amazing the things nature provides us with.

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  12. Lovely pics.. I did not find any problem for Q for I had already planned for Quiet time...

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  13. I had a Q in mind the minute I decided on my theme. But Y and Z are still alluding me.

    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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  14. Beautiful...the first one reminds me of a cross. Just in time for Easter!
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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