Having explored some other hues of multicoloured tourmaline in two recent posts (seehttp://tinyurl.com/mmtsbdd andhttp://tinyurl.com/kt4d2qc), we thought we’d widen the scope to these lovely green, orange and yellow crystals. While the colours are due to iron, they differ because of different distortions in the crystal lattice formed by a mixture of impurities.
"You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say."
Thanks to the work of Italian photographer Elido Turco we’ve all been invited to an Entmoot. Turco has a great eye for trees and uses a mirroring technique to transform the the natural textures of their trunks and branches into faces that could only belong to J. R. R. Tolkien’s mighty Ents.