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Garden of Fresh Picks

Posted by Ali on March 25 at 04:58 pm

I was reading The Garden to Payton yesterday and for some reason I started thinking about Fresh Picks and how they are used.

The Garden by Shel Silverstein

(from Where the Sidewalk Ends pg 61)

Ol’ man Simon, planted a diamond,
Grew hisself a garden the likes of none.
Sprouts all growin’, comin’ up glowin’,
Fruit of jewels all shinin’ in the sun.
Colors of the rainbow,
See the sun and rain grow
Sapphires and rubies on ivory vines,
Grapes of jade, just
Ready for the squeezin’ into green jade wine.
Pure gold corn there,
Blowin’ in the warm air,
Ol’ crow nibblin’ on the amnythyst seeds.
In between the diamonds, ol’ man Simon
Crawls about pullin’ out platinum weeds.
Pink pearl berries,
All you can carry,
Put ‘em in a bushel and
Haul ‘em into town.
Up in the tree there’s
Opal nuts and gold pears–
Hurry quick, grab a stick
And shake some down.
Take a silver tater,
Emerald tomater,
Fresh plump coral melons
Hangin’ in reach.
Ol’ man Simon,
Diggin’ in his diamonds,
Stops and rests and dreams about

This past week, a lot of the picks have palettes centered around a color theme with a splash of this or that.  Great job, I can’t wait to see how people use them (hint: check out my “Getting Some INK” Blog post)

7794-1Water Witch – Love the deep sea, mystical feel of this pick.  Great choice in metals.

7657-1Luminous Laboradorite – So silky and calm.  I want to wrap myself in a necklace made from the pieces in this pick.  I like how you chose a stone as your inspiration.

8028-1sweet dreams princess – I don’t usually go for the pastels, but something about this pick drew me in. I think it’s because of all the quality stones you chose.

Your Top 10:

  1. Water Witch by Cuban Queen
  2. Luminous Laboradorite by Luv2bead
  3. sweet dreams princess by M mccallister mrs chick
  4. They’re Coming Too …… by A Golke
  5. Saltwood by Mary F
  6. Gavotte by CAS
  7. Lemongrass Sage by kcdesigns AKA sporty
  8. Silvery Moon by J Yee smart chick
  9. Transition to Spring by Brenda
  10. seaside starlight by chloe the congo

On behalf of the Lima Team I would like to thank all of you for making Fresh Picks such a beautiful garden.

We’d also like to welcome some first-timers. Please check out these new Fresh Pickers – great stuff:

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    They’re all beautiful!

  2. kcdesigns AKA sporty
    kcdesigns AKA sporty says:

    Welcome to all the new fresh pickers- just know that it is addicting- just ask CAS, A Golke and Luv2bead.

  3. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Hellllooo everyone, sending all of you many greetings, please join in the chats!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I just love Shel Silverstein. The poem is perfect. Thanks for sharing it Ali.

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    That is such a wonderful book! So wonderful in fact, that I stole it from the local library when I was a little girl!! Shh! Don’t tell!! lol And could there possibly BE a more appropriate poem for us bead addicts?!

  6. Susan N
    Susan N says:

    Hi! Is it just me or are both hints for the same egg?

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    They’re for different eggs :D

    KPJEWELS says:

    Welcome, welcome to all you newcomers. Stay awhile and you will love this site. It is very addictive but such a great site.

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