Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Thrill – Opal

Chandelier Fine Art Photo by Jessa Mae Photo #chandelier #romantic #photography

October, that illustrious maiden so full of maddening change with galaxies of color glistening within. Flashes of Summer green, tints of Springtime yellow, kisses of Autumn red, and touches of Winter blue all thrive and pulse in her breast like a newly burgeoning world.


1980s Sequin Sweater #opal #vintage #fashion
Petrified Wood Fine Art Photo by Seabelly #photography
Opalescent Victorian Bowl #opal #antique #decor #dishware
1920s Wedding Dress #1920s #wedding #fashion #20s #dress
Gorgeous vintage opals #vintage #opal #gemstone
Vintage Opalescent Glass Creamer #vintage #home #decor #kitchen
1980s Sequin Blouse #vintage #80s #fashion
Art Deco Brooch #1920s #jewelry #deco #brooch #opal
1950s Sequin Blouse #50s #fashion #sequin #1950s
Victorian Opal Ring #victorian #jewelry #opal #ring

The Birth of the Opal

The Sunbeam loved the Moonbeam,
And followed her low and high, 
But the Moonbeam fled and hid her head,
She was so shy -- so shy.

The Sunbeam wooed with passion;
Ah, he was a lover bold!
And his heart was afire with mad desire
For the Moonbeam pale and cold.

She fled like a dream before him,
Her hair was a shining sheen,
And oh, that Fate would annihilate
The space that lay between!

Just as the day lay panting 
In the arms of the twilight dim,
The Sunbeam caught the one he sought
And drew her close to him.

But out of his warm arms, startled 
And stirred by Love's first shock,
She sprang afraid, like a trembling maid,
And hid in the niche of a rock.

And the Sunbeam followed and found her,
And led her to Love's own feast;
And they were wed on that rocky bed,
And the dying Day was their priest.

And lo! the beautiful Opal --
That rare and wondrous gem --
Where the moon and sun blend into one,
Is the child that was born to them.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  1. How wonderful those photographs are! So royal and beautiful! Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

  2. Wow beautiful pics darling, So royal and gorgeous <3

  3. What a fabulous romantic inspired poem. I just loved it.


  4. Beautiful.

  5. That Nautilus Bowl is the most spectacular bowl I think I've ever seen.

  6. A gorgeous stone & equally gorgeous vision! You don't disappoint!