Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ABC Wednesday

The letter this week is Q

Q is for QUICKSILVER
Quicksilver is the archaic name for Mercury, but what an enchanting name it is, calling up all sorts of wonderful images of Little People, Middle Earth, shining magical quickness, - imagine if the God Mercury were to be called Quicksilver.........


How very apt and beautifully descriptive of this winged messenger of the gods.

See what other surprises Q holds for you at ABC Wednesday, here.

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a magical post for the Q day! I love it! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Very clever and original post for today. Great choice.

Roger Owen Green said...

I prefer Quicksilver too. Love the image.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Beverley Baird said...

I had forgoten that name for Mercury. Great image!

helenmac said...

a perfect choice for Q'day! Thanks for visiting DBD in Fabius so that I could find you!

Dar said...

Very Cool Entry...love Mercury's name QuickSilver...awesome indeed for Q!

Carol said...

What a great Q post, very creative! Love that image...

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful post! I always enjoy reading your posts!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I love your blog...
so welcoming...
Mine is here
Happy Sensational Wednesday!
hugs
shakira

Lisa said...

I like Quicksilver better than Mercury too. Would be an odd name for a planet though! I love mythology and now want to go read about the god, Mercury.

Joy said...

Evocative name that always makes me think of the old alchemists trying to find the ultimate elixir.

Paula Scott said...

Excellent! I've forgotten about the connection between Quicksilver and Mercury.

Jay said...

I love the old name 'quicksilver' for mercury! Such a romantic name.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful post. I recently broke my old thermometer and the silver did spread quickly!

Carol said...

What a delightful and fanciful Q thought!

Anna said...

I was delighted to find "quicksilver" in my Oxford dictionary. You say that it has become archaic in English? But in Swedish, it is the regular, everyday word used for "mercury", spelled "kvicksilver"!
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I am running late and happened to read your next post, before finding your Q-post. I would like to wish you and your husband the very best until it is time for you two to celebrate your 70th wedding anniversary!
Yours faithfully,
Anna

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