Mini-Break, Part III: Wondrous and Translucent Lapidaceous Beasties

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.

carved snail1

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.

carvedsnail2

Agate is apparently good for toads as well.

carvedtoad5

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.

carvedtoad4

Sigyn likes this golden fellow.

carvedtoad1

Great Frigga’s corset!  There’s a pink one!  This Dreher chap must really have fancied toads.

carvedtoad3

Toads which, apparently, come in stripes.

carvedtoad2

Is there *anything* here which isn’t a toad or a snail?

That’ll do, Pig.

carved piglet

That’ll do.

I must admit, this pelican is quite well done.

carved pelican

The human female has decided that it—or perhaps this little rosy mouse–are her favorites.

carved mouse

Sigyn is hard pressed to choose between this ermine…

carved ermine

…and these cavorting otters.

carved otters

Which one do I prefer?  I think I will have to go with this lovely green chap.

carved chameleon

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!

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One comment

  1. Amphibious Blivet *would* be a good name for a band!

    I loved the little pink mousie! I don’t think I would have liked the ruby rat, but I still would be interested in seeing it! (“Ruby Rat” sounds like something Scooby Doo would say!)

    On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 10:05 AM, Loki Speaks… wrote:

    > lokispeaks posted: “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” >

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