Monday, 1 April 2013

A is for Arlee and Amethyst

Today is the first day of this years A-Z Challenge which I partook in last year and thoroughly enjoyed, so much so that I made sure to join up again this year.

We make our start with A of course and my A is for Arlee to say a big thank you for your creation of this linky which makes it possible for so many to join in with , meet new bloggers and make friends with some of them. I learnt so much last year from it which I will be able to implement in future blogging.

I do have another A which is for Amethyst. I decided to have a theme this year although I haven't checked every letter yet, so there may be a little blagging along the way if I don't find enough matches to the letters. The theme is gemstones.

The photo above is my amethyst which I leave out in the garden as part of the ornamentation so it needed a bit of a wash for the photo. The amethyst is a calming stone which helps protect anyone carrying it. It's good as a stress buster with anxiety lowering properties bringing peace and serenity. A very good allround stone for people. It also is mean to be very spiritual causing people to be able to achieve inner peace, or psychic experiences as well as help with meditating. It's also called the healing stone as it can help with addictions, blood cleansing and can bring down fevers with skin problems being cleared up as another of it's many helpful properties. Pop it under your pillow when you sleep to help with any insomnia you may have or rub it over your forehead if you have a headache. Carry it while travelling as a protection. One of the most recommended stones to have if you were to have any.

I have the one in the garden and have also kept a smaller one close be my bed, maybe it helps or maybe it doesn't but it's nice to have and look either way.


Arlee Bird said...

On a double bill with Amethyst. I'll accept that--pretty cool.

Have a great A to Z!

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Mina Burrows said...

I need to fill me writing area with these. Love this. I had no clue.

Lori Paximadis said...

What a great theme, and a lovely amethyst specimen! I look forward to learning more.

Sirisha said...

Wow! Nice to know about Amethyst.. wont hurt to have one myself. I love these gems!

DayDreamer said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments :)

Maggie Winter said...

So clever using Gems as A to Z. I'm going to bookmark them all for reference, thanks a lot, happy A to Z.