Friday, November 17, 2017

Thorns and roses..

But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.
Anne Bronte

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Red is....

Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The narrow bud...

The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest eve...

~William Blake (1757-1827), "To Autumn"

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Beautiful Bride..

The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness.  

~Kahlil Gibran

Friday, June 5, 2015


The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels:  it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.  

~Salvador DalĂ­

Thursday, June 4, 2015

True silence...

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

 ~William Penn

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels.  Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.  

~Titus Maccius Plautus

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


There is in them a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible union.  Some by their splendor rival the colors of the painters, others the flame of burning sulphur or of fire quickened by oil.  

~Pliny, about the opal

Midnight Blue...!!

The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current. 

~Willa Sibert Cather

Yellow is Suntastic..!!

Red is passion-lit, orange is flowerageous, yellow is suntastic, pink is lipsensual, green is lifebursting, blue is skyful, purple is berrydancing, gray is cloudrainy. 

~Terri Guillemets