Sometimes the unexpected is the most interesting. The humans did not know this exhibit of carved gemstone animals was here. Magpie-like, the human female has been drawn in by their glitter. Sigyn has followed and, as I am not in the slightest averse to gemstones, I have come along as well.
I must say, the luster of the agate used has captured the look of a real snail very well.
The card says, “Brazil,” but they were all carved by one man in a little town in Germany.
There’s a purple one as well.
Agate is apparently good for toads as well.
Careful, Sigyn! That amphibious blivet looks as if it could explode at any moment.
This toad-on-a-mushroom is giving me the stink-eye.
Sigyn likes this golden fellow.
Great Frigga’s corset! There’s a pink one! This Dreher chap must really have fancied toads.
Toads which, apparently, come in stripes.
Is there *anything* here which isn’t a toad or a snail?
That’ll do, Pig.
I must admit, this pelican is quite well done.
The human female has decided that it—or perhaps this little rosy mouse–are her favorites.
Sigyn is hard pressed to choose between this ermine…
…and these cavorting otters.
Which one do I prefer? I think I will have to go with this lovely green chap.
Green, shifty-eyed, and with handsome curly bits. Yes, this is the one I want. Give me a moment to disengage the case alarms, and it’s souvenir time!