17.2.09

Clay Aiken Diamond Impressions

Welcome!

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Some Days are Diamond Some Days are Stone
John Denver




So what has a blog for Clay Aiken got to do with John Denver and diamonds?
To me they all represent lasting love.
Besides that, the song came up on my playlist the other day,
and it stuck in my head!


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Photos thanks to KSChristian4Clay and BigAppleforClay.

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When did the association between diamonds and love begin?

It was in the 15th century. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented the first diamond engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy and that marked the historic connection between love and diamonds. After that, in the late 17th century, the Russian Czar, Peter the Great, gave Catherine I a crown of 2,500 hundred diamonds. Then, in the 18th century, Louis XIV of France showered diamonds on his very young wife, Marie Antoinette.

The tradition of offering a diamond engagement ring with a proposal is common around the world.

It is love and deep commitment that a diamond represents.

A diamond is a very romantic stone, very pure in its beauty, very reflective of the light around it, and it sparkles with a life that is not necessarily seen in other precious gems. The connotations transcend love to the deepest, brightest and most eternal of connections between two people.

Why do they say that a diamond is forever?

It makes sense if you consider the strength of a diamond. The diamond is a perfect 10 -- the most durable precious gem you can find. It proves that there is a reason to equate a love meant to endure forever with a magnificent precious stone that also has enduring qualities superior to all other gems.

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“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond!” Mae West quotation


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Clay drought? Maybe so, but as you can see he's never far away from me. He's always here on my computer to sing to me, and smile as only he can smile :) There's lots of Clay friends to visit around the web, just recently I started tweeting at Twitter!

It's fun, an easy learning curve (important to me, LOL) and a new way to spread Clay news and anything/anyone else you are interested in. It's the newest kind of social media--that's what a program about it on TV said.

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If you are interested in Twitter and wonder how to get started, visit Carolina On My Mind. Everything you need is in her new blog to get you going.

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"Among Life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare."

Author Unknown


So, there you are..the connection!!

May your day be all diamonds and no stones!

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12 comments:

dee said...

Music , art and history . It's a sparkling effort during the drought .

Grammy said...

I love your ever changing decor and all your sweet touches.

Hey, I've been on Twitter for months! So finally it's catching on, huh? So glad!

Chardonnay said...

Haha, that last post was from me. I forgot to sign out from my Grammy blog first! lol

{{{Hugs}}} Ashes!

Chardonnay said...

Me again. Yawn. No, I'm not Chardonnay1 on Twitter. I think they were up to Chardonnay 1,050! Lol! I'm jnut23. And Caro just found me!

redroses said...

This is my all time favorite John Denver song.
It is how I feel about life.
Lovely, lovely Clay pictures.

Carolina Clay said...

Ashes,

Wonderful info about diamonds and handsome Clay Aiken graphics, accompanied by one of my favorite John Denver songs!

Thank you for your kind comments in the Carolina blog and the link to the Twitter entry. I hope we create some interest. *g*

Have a great week!

Caro

Shyeyewitness said...

Hi!!!
Great Blog... I love John Denver too... and Clay Aiken is a Diamond!!

love and hugs, shy

SueReu said...

Hey Ashes!!!! as always, wonderful blog all of the blends are GORGEOUS!! (I especially love that picture in the first blend)

I absolutely loved John Denver - saw him in concert several times. Fond memories!!!

I also love diamonds.

CYA at Twitter!!!

Anonymous said...

It's so much better over here. I'm glad I came. I don't always take the time. The pictures are so big, I feel like I'm looking Clay right in the face, and that's it's really him. Lois

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

Just had to stop over and hear the music...both Clay's and John Denver.

Beautiful, Beautiful Blends......Love learning about diamonds.

Hugs,
Marlyne

bonniecarmen said...

diamonds! How nice!! Thanks for the lead to info about twitter. luv b

T said...

Wow Joan! Your graphics are so captivating. I missed leaving a comment in your last blog. Love coming here to check out your blog. It's a delight always! Thanks so much for sharing your great talent!

((Hugs))

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