It is a sure sign of spring when exotic 'stone flowers' start appearing everywhere. Working with rocks every day increases the likelihood of finding some unusually specimens. I plucked this beauty yesterday from a fresh crop that we got to pick over where we have just started working building stone terraces . Sometimes the bigger lovely shaped ones are just lying there waiting to be found. Smaller varieties however, like this one, are more likely to burst into bloom as they go spiralling through the air, off the edge of a rock or stone that gets hammered too vigorously. I may just try to pick a bunch of these from the ground next week and bring them home in a quartz basket.