I've been thinking about the lapis in our local mountains, this being the best time of year to go looking for it. Years ago when my husband was trout fishing I tagged along to look at rocks and such. I found a perfect blue rock lying in the mud and thought, wow, this looks like lapis at the time not knowing it was up there.
*Ceanothis, California Lilac
This morning we decided to hike upstream, where the creek lets out then clamber up the creek that leads to the outcropping of lapis,which turned out to be no easy go. It's an extremely narrow canyon, strewn with brush and we found the best way to traverse it since the water level is low this year was to rock hop our way up,.....
The waterfall is beautiful but a dead end and the wall was so high and the canyon so tight I couldn't get a shot of the whole thing. One lens sisters, it was hard enough taking the camera :)
So this is where we started noodling for the blue. It was so much fun we invented new words such as fools lapis (gray stone that resembles lapis under water) and crapis, (light blue denim, throw it back). We didn't do well or find any amazing pieces but had a wonderful cheap date in the process.
I did score a few nice pieces from a friend that told me he was having a fire sale, his jeep burnt up on the way back from the mountains and he needed some quick cash.
I believe this is the only outcropping of lapis in North America, I like having the blues, how about you?