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October 27, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Peridot at the Smithsonian

For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I thought that I would share another image from my recent (June 2014) trip to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Peridot is my favorite gemstone, and I saw some truly stunning peridot gemstones on display at the Smithsonian. Aren’t they lovely? Here’s a closer view of some of the pretty peridot gems: I’m still in the field, but when I’m back home in a few …

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July 21, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Rocks Flanking the Entrance to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

My apologies for the light blogging recently. I was traveling in the US for three weeks, and now I am traveling for work for 6 weeks. I will do my best to blog when I can, but blogging may continue to be light for a little while longer since I’m currently working 12 hour shifts in the field. However, when I return in September I will be taking some time …

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June 19, 2011

Forget Rent… I’m Moving to the Smithsonian

Elephant in the Rotunda, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Picture taken from wikipedia here. There is nothing better than having an empty museum all to yourself. If I ever become wealthy, I think that I’ll rent out the great museums of the world at odd hours so that I can quietly appreciate them. Or maybe I’ll just hone my burglary skills and sneak it at night. I’m not interested in …

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