Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Growth

Just a reminder that I'm up at Frank's family cottage, away from computers for a week. I'll come around to visit shortly after I return.

I hope you enjoy the summer quotes and images below.

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~Henry James


leafy
"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June."
~ L. M. Montgomery




white bells
"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
~ Ada Louise Huxtable




gone to seed
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
~ Russel Baker





peony after the rain
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




wispy
"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."
~James Dent




buttercups hazy
"The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me."
~ James Russell Lowell




peony after rain
"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."
~
Langston Hughes

40 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

#1 is #1 in my books. So simple but so nice.

Robin Malherbe said...

The first photo certainly is striking...

Brian Miller said...

ah...that last one is like a cool drink of water to cool us off...smiles. great shots hilary...

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely dew drops : )

And if it was always June I would have a Birthday every couple of weeks :D

Gary's third pottery blog said...

mmmm gorgeous :)

thrviewfinder said...

the flowers with droplets are awesome...

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Jinksy said...

A veritable fest for the eyes, and balm to the spirit...

texwisgirl said...

so beautiful. love them all.

Linda said...

Beautiful, Hilary, especially the second one. The quotes made me smile, too.

Jillsy Girl said...

Love all the images and the quote by James Dent!

Daryl said...

I've tried to get marsh grasses/reeds and they just never work .. I am very impressed with yours .. and what is that little tulip-like white flower?

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice , I liked the canterbury bells

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe !

Pierre

DJan said...

I ALWAYS love your pictures, Hilary. And the quotes you place with them. I like to think of you searching for just the right one to share with the picture.

Karen said...

Oh, I love the rain drenched flowers. And the quote, of when it's raining, the best thing is to let it rain. Thanks!

missing moments said...

Oh Hilary ... gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Mmmm. Smells heavenly. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love,love,love all these pictures.

Bossy Betty said...

Hilary! Your photographs are so nourishing. Thanks for taking care of us even while you are away!

messymimi said...

If it were always June, we would miss snow, of course. For scenes like these, i think i could miss it for a long, long time, though.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

beautiful photos and thoughts- thanks for sharing
Johnina :^A

Kelly H-Y said...

Those photos are so crisp ... just beautiful.

ellen abbott said...

Your photos constantly inspire me.

Barbara Shallue said...

Each and every one so beautiful!

yaya said...

You've captured summer in your prose and pics! I know God gave us summer so we could have something sweet to remember in Winter.

Cloudia said...

how clever to use quotes, LOL!


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Dave said...

Beautiful photos with beautiful words Hilary. I specially like those white open flowers - Dave

Kat said...

WOW! That is some serious gorgeous. The white flower shots just blow me away!

ladyfi said...

Ah - summer! Such wonderful shots!

TechnoBabe said...

Lovely photos, such sweet pictures.

Tammie Lee said...

such a beautiful post.
i hope you are having or had a wonderful time away. I also took a week away wandering the east side of the rockie Mountains. Gorgeous.

your photographs are gorgeous summer portraits.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, Nancy those are absolutely amazing shots!
it's really hard to pick a favourite.

very nicely done!!

i hope you're having a great time!
betty

Mikko Tyllinen said...

wow! so beautiful Hilary! fantastic pictures! Love all those details!

Melinda (Simply Smitten) said...

Just found you through TGL, and what a lovely post to read. Summer is such a freeing time, thanks for all of the gorgeous photos and wonderful quotes! :)

photowannabe said...

Simply breathtaking Hilary.
Enjoy your time at the cabin.
We all need the time away from the computer.
I enjoyed mine. I'm finding it hard to get back in that groove again.
(:0)

Joanna Jenkins said...

The colors in your photos are always so striking and the details so vivid. These are as gorgeous as ever.
Hope you're having fun at the cabin. jj

Lost said...

These pictures are so beautiful I like them very much,thank you for your good work and the happiness you brought me.

christinemyoung said...

I'm so glad you are taking some summer time just for YOU! These summer photos & quotes made my day :) The green leaf shot is so inspiring ♡

Jayne said...

Hilary- Pretty pictures full of summer color. Enjoy your time away! :)

lime said...

i juts love that last shot. simply wonderful!