I've had the pleasure of seeing many beautiful little shooting stars throughout the years. Not only are they an absolute wonder to look at they also have an interesting history. The Latin name, pulchellum, means 'beautiful'. Traditionally in aboriginal cultures they were used to create a pink dye for arrows or as an infusion for eyewash. Often they were looked upon as a charm for wealth and are the most lovely harbinger of spring in mountain meadows.
PS...I'll be pulling a name for 'Sacred Vessel::A Painter's Handbook' tomorrow!