Thursday, May 13, 2021

Did You Know

 


Did you know, legend has it that Native American warriors carved desert roses when they returned from the spirit world?

*Desert roses are crystal clusters of baryte or gypsum that include sand grains and are shaped like roses.

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  1. I must once again confess my ignorance! But it's a lovely thought! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Agreed. It is a lovely thought, isn't it, Val?
      Hugs received and returned.

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  2. I didn't. I do love desert roses though. They are fragile and lovely things.

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    1. I've only seen pictures of them. I'd love to have one.

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    2. I need to find a gem store or go online.

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  3. I have a desert rose, but had no idea about that legend. Mine is about 3 inches in diameter and reminds me of a deformed ball. It is very delicate.

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  4. I had to go look up desert rose. A fun Jeopardy fact for today

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  5. I also had to look up desert roses.

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  6. I had to look this up and I have a couple of small ones that my mom had for her nativity scene which I now use. I had no idea that the Native Americans(I wonder which tribe?) had that as their folklore. I find that beautiful to be honest.

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    1. I am not sure but it's also called the Cherokee Rose and there's a legend revolving around it and the Trail of Tears.

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  7. I didn't know, but I like this :)

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  8. did not know this legend; but have seen them on the "interwebs"... they ARE awesome ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. They are, aren't they, FSG?
      Hope your weekend is awesome as well.

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  9. Dammit! I didn't know that, either!!!!

    My education is sadly missing!!! :)

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  10. Uy no lo sabía pero es muy poético y me dio una idea par ami novela te mando un beso

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  11. It's a good thing you explained desert roses.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. They aren't that well known are they, Janie?

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  12. Another piece of information I did not know Sandra.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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  13. I didn't know this! So cool! Big Hugs!

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  14. I didn't know this ...

    All the best Jan

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