Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Mist and All

I like the fall,
The mist and all.
I like the night owl's
Lonely call -
And wailing sound
Of wind around.

I like the gray
November day,
And bare, dead boughs
That coldly sway
Against my pane.
I like the rain.

I like to sit
And laugh at it -
And tend
My cozy fire a bit.
I like the fall -
The mist and all!

(Dixie Wilson)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Topaz, November Birthstone

In shades of yellow, brown, honey, green, blue, red, pink and sometimes no color at all, Topaz has a mass appeal. Topaz is often found in an amber gold, yellow, or a blushing pink orange, and a pale pink or a sherry red Topaz are very exceptional. The most prized color of Topaz is called Imperial Topaz and features a magnificent orange with pink undertones. Blue, once a very rare color of Topaz, became the most common, due to man’s ability to enhance its color. Topaz with a naturally blue color is very unusual. The ancient Egyptians and Romans associated this golden gem with the Sun God that provides the power to protect and heal. Legend says that Topaz dispels enchantment. With its worldwide mass appeal throughout the centuries, once the person finds that perfect Topaz, he or she may be under its spell.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Arthritis Today

Discover the secrets that can change your life:
  • Walnut secret that lowers arthritis inflammation
  • Sleep secret that helps you wake up with less pain
  • Diet secret that "tricks" your body into burning fat - without exercise
Arthritis Today is a periodical that is published by Arthritis Foundation that shares medical breakthroughs that could improve someone quality of life.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Late Harvest Season

Photographer: Ida Tomshinsky, 2016