I do not know if this photo is better, but I did find the chunk of crystal I was looking for; it was in the cupboard where it belonged. Even though the sun was gone I did get this shot. The Internet is working again, I am less grumpy and am thinking of how I want to redo the vines under the roof.
Ah, after posting this I could see the previous photo was much better! I should have quit when I was ahead. Amazing how the sun perks up the colors!