new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Friday, July 24, 2009


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amethystos comes from the greek words a- (not) and methystos (drunk).

wikipedia says:

'amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it. in greek mythology, dionysus, the god of intoxication, was pursuing a maiden named amethystos, who refused his affections. amethystos prayed to the gods to remain chaste, which the goddess artemis granted and transformed her into a white stone. humbled by amethystos's desire to remain chaste, dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.'

it's easily one of my favorite stones. when i see amethystos, as pronounced in greek, i always imagine it to be a white crystal doused in wine.

backlit amethystos

i'm wearing this bracelet these days -- it was a gift from last christmas. the offspring got one too.

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