Bryson was crazy about rocks, especially gems and he also loved coins, keys, and any treasure a pirate might love. He was always looking for treasures and had a way of finding them wherever we went. We live in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Boone, so much of our free time was spent hiking Blue Ridge Parkway trails. There he would find quartz, citrine, and amethyst crystals in the streams and embedded in rock faces. On the quilt are 3 mountains made of gems. On the left is a green and red spring one made of unakite and garnets that show the green trees with the flowers in bloom. In the center is one with ridge made of his favorite gem, lapis lazuli with highlights of other types in the air above. The mountain to the right is a mountain in winter made of moonstone, citrine, and amethyst with some lapis lazuli thrown in to show the blue ice frozen on cliffs. Hanging from his name are 4 golden keys and a lock representing the four seasons and his quest to unlock their memories. Written in colored blocks is “TREASURE KEEPER”. That’s what Bryson was and hopefully is still –but with a much vaster universe full of secrets and treasures.
Submitted by: Julie, Donor Mother