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A friend once told me that if I were an animal, I'd be a deer.  I sure hope I'd be this kind.  How lovely.

A friend once told me that if I were an animal, I'd be a deer. I sure hope I'd be this kind. How lovely.

The bejeweled bugs of Hubert Duprat…

The bejeweled bugs of Hubert Duprat…

Caddis Fly larvae are known to incorporate bits of whatever they can find into their cocoons, be it fish bone or bits of leaves. Hubert Duprat gave them gold, turquoise, gems and pearls. - Discovered this one with a good 'ol latte... Thanks AndrieneHannah

National Mineral Collection, Department of Mineral Sciences | Inside The Vast Archives Of The Smithsonian's Museum Of Natural History

Inside The Vast Archives Of The Smithsonian's Museum Of Natural History

National Mineral Collection, Department of Mineral Sciences | Inside The Vast Archives Of The Smithsonian's Museum Of Natural History

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