Georgia Gems

A gem is a mineral or pearl that has been cut, polished and used in jewelry and/or decoration.

A gem also refers to anything that has value and beauty.  

A person can be a gem. 

Georgia has two state gems: quartz and amethyst.  Amethyst is purple quartz.



Am├ęthystre sceptre2


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Quartz  -   photo taken by Ken Hammond for the United States Department of Agriculture





Caroline Jessamine is a native plant that blooms during the first warm spell in late winter.

Sugar Creek - Home of Eugene Talmadge 

Dramatic evening skies


Winter's Gold
Dragons Roaring

Comments

  1. I have just encountered your blog as I make my way through the A to Z Challenge and I have to say I think it is a "gem" in itself - wonderful photographs and lovely to discover things about Georgia - a state I know little about - being from the U.K. So nice to meet you :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. What is ordinary for someone who lives in a place can be of interest to someone living elsewhere.

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  2. I didn't realize Georgia had amethyst. I love amethyst. Your expansion of the definition of "gem" in photos is genius.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

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    1. I too adore amethyst. North Georgia has many different minerals and gems. Thank you for your kind words.

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  3. I'd like to have gems that are worth a lot, so I could sell them. That works too, right? lol

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    1. Unfortunately the mineral that runs under my house is kaolin which is better known as cat litter. lol

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  4. Hello,
    Here from the A-Z, and your pics are stunning. The amethyst sunset sky especially so. I know very little about USA, live a long way away so found your post both informative and interesting. Nice to meet you.
    Best wishes.
    Nilanjana

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    1. Thank you for your compliments. I have enjoyed the different locales found on A to Z.

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  5. Those pictures are gems. I like the dragon tree too.

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    1. Who doesn't love a dragon. That particular tree has more than one dragon when you look at its limbs.

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  6. What a lovely subject for letter"G", the pictures are awesome and a joy to look at.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I had a hard time with G. I really just thought of the topic during my daily commute. Thank you Yvonne.

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  7. Gorgeous photos! It would be nice to visit Georgia one day. I was at Atlanta airport once, but that doesn't count.

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