A macro photo viewed actual pixels size resembles the tiger's eye gemstones that intrigued me as a junior rockhound.
chatoyant gemstone was actually formed by geologic eons of mushrooms grilled on the Weber, but that is not the case. Not even with teriyaki sauce!
The old big red dictionary says cha-toy-ant is from the French, and means having a changeable luster like the gleam of a cat's eye. Chat from the Latin cattus for yowling outside my window at three a.m.
© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder