world wide mineral tribe

February 05, 2015



Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words,
then these musings are already very lengthy :)

There is so much to experience here at the Gem Show. 

This is just a tiny sampling of the treasures 
I am dancing through every day...
absolutely amazing people and stone people at every turn.

Just a few more days of the show 
and my 20th year with this world wide mineral tribe comes to an end.
A milestone for Maile Stones.
Thank you for being an awesome companion 
on this incredible journey thus far 
and the adventure continues...


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Soothing the nervous system,
Opening the heart,
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