Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter every one! This year I colored eggs again with two of my nephews with some mixed results. The rainbow egg turned out a little more abstract than last year.
As for flowers, no Easter lily but orange-red tulips instead.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
While fossil hunting I came across this blue bottle probably from the early 1900s. It had some sort of medicine(?) from Dr. Jayne's Family Medicines (founded 1831). The company lasted over 100 years. Learn more about the operation HERE
The bottle has a seam line going to the lip which is a sign that it is machine made. So it was made after 1905 or so. The aqua glass was used till about the 1930s so it was before then. Someone listed a picture of a bottle that looks similar to this one back in 2005 on Antique-Bottles.Net
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Most minerals that I find that fluoresce under longwave ultraviolet (UV) light tend to be white calcite. This mineral is an exception being yellow fluorite found in southern Illinois. One side of reacts to the light by producing a yellowish lemon colored glow.