A Gem for Every Month: Birthstone Lore
Unlucky opals? Soothing emeralds? Joyce and Jenn of Bellflower Bay share a sampling of the fascinating legends attached to traditional birthstones.
Cinnamon Broom "Hanging the broom on the back of your door symbolizes the sweeping away of obstacles and/or the negative influences of those who enter your home or try to. It helps you multiply earnings and draw in luck and prosperity. It has been charmed with an I Ching coin which draws in good luck charm and also works as a protective talisman. It is also a good coin to work with for divination, so this one is perfect in the home of any reader, fortune teller or medium."
Chinese Good Luck Knot by Luna-Veil on DeviantArt
Sorry for the big file and fail-ness of this !!! >< err, so this si the instructions on how to tie the chinese good luck knot that Zuki requested.... Chinese Good Luck Knot
FLOWER OF THE MONTH OF OCTOBER-CALENDULA: The Victorians' hidden message in sending the calendula flower was, "My thoughts are with you." In the language of flowers the calendula flower means "winning grace."
Pergola Wisteria Flowering
The Wisteria was planted to grow up and over the house patio pergolas, replacing a pair of rust-prone New Dawns. It's a delicate pale purple shade when in flower - but what a beautiful fragrance!