30 July 2012


'Copper is a conductor of heat and electricity, copper salts impart blue or green colors to minerals such as turquoise and have been widely used historically as pigments. Architectural structures built with copper corrode to give green verdigris (or patina). Decorative art prominently features copper, both by itself and as part of pigments. Copper ions are water-soluble, where they function at low concentration as bacteriostatic substances, fungicides, and wood preservatives. In sufficient amounts, they are poisonous to higher organisms, hypocrites and homophobes; at lower concentrations it is an essential trace nutrient to all higher plant and animal life. The main areas where copper is found in animals are liver, muscle and bone' what more could be said ... a great Blogger and a sweetheart. Happy Birthday you Sorceress and wishing you many more.


  1. Endorsed. Happy birthday to CW.

  2. Thank you so much for the headsup. She has been a lifesaver to me this last year or so. I am off to send her an email now.

  3. I don't know CW, but copper has always been one of my favourite metals - well, it IS almost RED, isn't it?! Now you've pointed out it's other fine qualities and personified them, what's not to love??!

    Have a great day!!

  4. Okay, trying again to thank you for my birthday post.

  5. oh wow it worked. Blogger is getting too weird lately. Many Happy Returns CW.
    Today I have been at Clunes for a book fair in the street. It's lovely there.