Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon – Birthstone Recap

Starting at the beginning of this year, I put together tributes to those born in each month with an ode to their birthstones. Each month's post starts with a bit of poetry written by me and then showcases gemstone inspired gift guides. I thought I might give you a six month recap now that we are officially half way through the year. You can click on any of the birthstones to see the original post for that particular month in its entirety. 

January, kissed with winter's garnet lips, embodies the deep sleep of a still warm and beating heart.

Year in Birthstones #january #garnet #birthstone

February, a month of magic, fantasizing of the coming spring, spreads her frosty fingertips and breathes a heavy sigh of winter's cool breath among forgotten flowers.

Year in Birthstones #February #amethyst #birthstone

March, the dawn of spring and the twilight of winter, a month of inbetweens. Cold breath, warm expectations, life standing still, but wind rustling her into pressured movement. Like a great swell from the sea, blue winds of early spring rise to remind the earth to green.

Year in Birthstones #March #aquamarine #birthstone

April, mistress of May, dresses in dew and falling rain. Laughing light, silvery notes at Winter's gray glances, playfully mocking him with her spirited dance towards Earth. "Spring is here!", she triumphantly sings, her twinkling eyes alight in crystalline fire.

Year in Birthstones #April #diamond #birthstones

May, that witchy wonder of velveteen springtime, who beckons the sun to creep into souls of earthen things, filling them with glowing life. A lush and unfurling life, ever pounding the lifeblood of summer's awakening.

Year in Birthstones #May #emerald #birthstone

June, that mirrored breath of both spring and summer, lowers her lashes from that first bloom's blush and casts her gaze toward ever lengthening days, those filled with love's bright rush.

Year in Birthstones #June #pearl #birthstone

July, lady afire, breath heated and heavy, casts her blazing eye upon the earth. Daring us to look away from her consuming glance, she treads dangerously close to the edge of an inward flame.

Year in Birthstones #July #ruby #birthstones

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