The word emerald comes from an old French word esmeraude which was loosely translated from a variant of Latin smaragdus. And, apparently, they stole the word from the Ancient Greeks. Basically, it simply means “green gem”, not very inspiring I know. … More Emerald City!
Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere. In most places the snow is gone, and the flowers are in full bloom. The warm glow of the sun is causing us to peel off the layers of winter clothes and the grand fury of summer storms are active overhead. … More Beltane & Shashti