Yesterday, in the company of the delightful Diana Rowland, I visited Mama's Minerals prior to my departure from Albuquerque. I procured a souvenir or two, then wandered the store while Diana shopped more intensively. One of my photographic loves is the intersection of texture and color. I've spent many happy hours at farmers' markets shooting vegetables, or jn fabric stores taking pictures of colors and textures. Here, I soon realized, were beads and minerals of all descriptions. All I had with me was my iPhone 5, so these photos are within the limitations of that device.