I recently had the opportunity to travel to Bangkok, Thailand for a teacher conference. Unfortunately, Joie and the little ones could not join me. They would have enjoyed the balmy weather and the amazing fruit and the new streets and the hundreds of little details that would remind us all of life in India. I did manage to put in a few miles of exploring.
This is a heap of raw minerals and semiprecious stones that seemed to be destined for the jewelry industry. I bought a small piece of labradorite (not in the picture), which is a dark rock that has a deep shimmer of blue and green like a peacock. It is beautiful.