Along with my Social Media presence being affected by work, it's also eaten into A LOT of my hiking time. I'm LUCKY if I get a single day during the weekend for a simple day hike.
A recent short trip to Socorro allowed for some brief rockhounding, and it re-invigorated my interest in rock collecting. Despite only a few small specimens, I was able to gather some decent Chalcedony. I think I got myself some Blue Chalcedony! Check this out:
Chalcedony (especially Rose and Blue) used to be all the rage a few decades ago. It makes for some lovely pendants and rings. Recently, it's made a come-back with younger generations. Just check places like Etsy and Pinterest....
I'll be adding it to my collection of unique stuff. Below is a fire agate I was lucky enough to snag on a day hike in "The Dirt" and a broken botryoidal I got from my first camping trip in Socorro.
I really love rock hounding, and hiking. I'm lucky that New Mexico has so many places where you can do both...Now if I could just get the chance to do both more often!