Purple sand from Garnet in CT rocks. So why is our state gem Beryl? Lovely to look at, soft and silty to roll in by a child with a body wet by the sea. Sugar coated almost.
A Silver Spotted Skipper landed on the pink blooms of sedum in the garden. Resting in the sun for a moment, just long enough for me to snap some pictures. Then if fluttered away looking for a sweet nectar treat.