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