Series of Three

Missing you, F.  Merry Early Christmas.


The Flight Fanatic

The Topaz Queen

The word topaz might be related to the Arabic word توباز which meant "the subject of the search" or Sanskrit word तपस् "tapas" meaning "heat" or "fire;some scholars think it is related to an Assyrian word meaning 'flashed'.  More likely, pitdah is derived from Sanskrit words (पीत pit = yellow, दह् dah = burn), meaning "yellow burn" or, metaphorically, "fiery".[13]


In the Name of the Rose

A xmas gift for my sister--going to print it big!

[*Note:  Rose is her middle name.]

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."