Q is for QUARTZ
If I had been born in the desert I think I would have been a rock-hound. These two pieces, of quartz, each about 3" in size, I bought when we were in Brazil a good number of years ago now. It was an impulse buy. I'm sure I could have bought them here in the States, but I liked them and they had good color and were a fair size, so I bought them -- only a couple of dollars each as I remember.
The purple one is of course amethyst and the amber colored one, citrine. Both are beautiful and grace the top of my bookshelves.
Speaking of beautiful....
Here is Henrietta between two small piles of rose quartz which a friend gave us many years ago when he was re-doing his front yard. I could have cropped her out -- and the beautiful berries, but I didn't have the heart to do it. Henrietta was such fun when she stayed with us!
Here she is the
QUEEN OF THE QUARTZ
Actually, if you look closely you will see that this is actually my replica for Henrietta. After she left us, I transformed a rooster I bought in Kauai and this is now Henrietta enjoying the rose quartz.
I wondered if I could find an appropriate Bible verse with Q in and sure enough I did.
"In Quietness and confidence shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15
As a child I was always hyperactive, only they didn't use that word in those days. What it means is I was never still and talked way too much! As I have grown older and hopefully 'matured' I have learned that when I'm rushing about, tumbling my thoughts and actions, I do much better if I slow down and quieten down. Today, I would say I have learned to look to the Lord for peace, quietness and confidence when I have something important to do or say (at other times too, but especially in those times). So I'm glad I looked up Q in the Bible for ABC Wednesday. This verse is a good reminder.
If you have a moment, please go back and take a look at the two paintings I posted yesterday. I was quite pleased with the way they turned out -- though they are no masterpieces.