Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday Thrill – Peridot


August, shrouded in a pollened haze, lazily bats her eyes at the beating sun as a heavy humidity envelopes one after another of rolling afternoons.

Peridot

1940s Day Dress #peridot #1940s #dress

Long drawn, the cool, green shadows
Steal o'er the lake's warm breast, 
And the ancient silence follows 
The burning sun to rest.

The calm of a thousand summers,
And dreams of countless Junes,
Return when the lake-wind mumurs
Thro' golden, August noons.

William Stanley Braithwaite



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23 comments:

  1. So pretty. My birthday is August and I have always been a little disappointed that my birthstone was peridot - but you are changing my mind just a little with this post.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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    1. Good, cause it is beautiful! Happy birthday month to you too! ;-)

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  2. Cute post, lovely color hue!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  3. Very pretty! You have such a great eye!

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  4. I love peridot, such a beautiful color!

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  5. I remember when I was younger I always thought that peridot was the poor man's emerald. But it is such a beautiful stone.

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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  6. Everything about this post is gorgeous makes me want to go out and get some beautiful green items .

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  7. lovely color for sure

    kate the old fashioned way

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  8. Lovely, I love the first image of looking at flowers beam from a different perspective. Lovely!

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  9. Beautiful post! My daughter is an August baby (just turned 10 on the 7th!) and I love that her birthstone is the Peridot. It's just beautiful!

    jaimelovesstuff.com

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    1. Yay! A happy birthday to your daughter! ;-)

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  10. Such a pretty color! These pics are lovely.

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  11. Birthstone of the month! The dress is gorgeous! :)

    Arra
    Style Reader

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  12. Pretty.

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  13. How enchantingly gorgeous! As you know, green is my colour of the year for 2013 and I've been trying hard to up the verdant quotient in my wardrobe from January onward. Seeing this post now makes me want to add some peridots to my shopping list (or at least find a garment in almost the same beautiful shade of green).

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oooh, you would look lovely in this shade Jessica!

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  14. I just love that first image and that ring!!!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  15. Such a fresh and cool colour, reminds me of spring in all these pictures. :)

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