Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Magic of Marbles

Marbles have always fascinated me. They come in such an incredible palette of colors, clarity and designs. As a child I was part of a group of kids that played each other for marbles at lunch. We played “mano a mano” and you lost your marble to the opposing player when you lost. So it got to be very competitive. Needless to say I had quite a collection of my competitors marbles. It was always a good idea to only play with your run of the mill marbles if you didn’t want to lose them to another player. The fancy ones you left at home.

About ten years ago there was a minor resurgence of marbles in our area and both of my kids were a part of it. So they amassed a small collection of some really cool ones. Yesterday Jay dug out the collection for me and I had a great time photographing them last night and this afternoon. Marbles when exposed to light take on a magic all their own. They are magically delightful as well as beautiful.

God’s blessings to all,



  1. I always thought marbles to be beautiful... nice way to make their beauty really stand out.

  2. As a kis, few things gave me greater pleasure than looking at my bag of marbles (I had to fight hard to keep them out of my brother's clutches too!). Your pictures have just filled me with a childlike sense of magic - thank you :0)