Sunday, July 29, 2012

That Beautiful Season... Summer

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



rose closeup
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux





sunny side of the path
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. ~ William Shakespeare





its a long way down bob
Anyone can shoot a moose that's just standing there. If you really wanna brag, hang a pair of chipmunk ears on your wall. ~ Jass Richards





inside a blossom
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~ John Ruskin





late sun on tree
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? ~ Rose Kennedy





hummer
A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening, From flower to flower he flies. ~ John Banister Tabb





mini rose
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman





morning has brokenThe clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ~ John Muir





robin caught a moth
Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early bird—
But if you’re a worm, sleep late. ~ Shel Silverstein





red berries
Swinging clusters of red, the hedges are full of them, red-currant red, a graceful ornament or a merry smile. ~ Denise Levertov





late day sun
Sing loud for the sunshine. Pray hard for the rain. ~ Led Zeppelin





budding plant 2
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard de Nerval

I know my visits are few and far between, these days. I've not been home much but I did have the foresight to schedule blogs posts for the past several days. I hope to catch up with all of you very soon, and create a few more posts - so I can spend some more time away from home/at Frank's.

53 comments:

Ruby said...

This post is very refreshing. I loved all the pictures. Cheers, Ruby

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Oh my goodness . That Rose is stunning. Your images and quotes are a breath of fresh air. Just your photos are breath Taking.
Gorgeous Gorgeous work.

Stephen Hayes said...

Great coupling of photographs and quotes. I particularly liked the Shel Silverstein quote.

Nadezda said...

Hilary, wonderful photos after rain! I love more the second photo with the words of Shakespeare. Very professional composition!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

For a sunny summer, those rainy day photos hit the spot!

ADRIAN said...

Pop yourself in for POW. This is a winner.

Robin said...

Always a delight! Perfect post for this wintry Sunday...

Tabor said...

Lovely, lovely. I think you are getting me out of my funk!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photography Hilary. I love them.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Astounding and beautiful photographic montage!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Brian Miller said...

that looks like a road i just want to follow...smiles....love the little chipmunk as well...and the hummingbird...

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent work and words. Great capture on the hummingbird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wonderful images. Your creativity shines in each one.

L. D. Burgus said...

I really enjoy your photos. The antics of the chipmunks are fun to see and that photo of the hummingbird is perfect.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Super photos of the wet walkways. Just lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

this was just full of loveliness. thanks for a peaceful start to my sunday. :)

messymimi said...

In the spirit of birds and worms and such, the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Beautiful and refreshing photos.

Red said...

Well planned and thought out posts like this are very worth while so if you take more time that is completely acceptable.
I always liked Shel Silverstein. he always amazes me with the variety of material he produces.

Linda Wildenstein said...

The whole of the pictures is serene and damp.....from a desert rat's perspective such as mine.

photowannabe said...

Shel Silverstein's quote is delightful. Yes, if I was a worm I would sleep late.
Stunning photos. I especially like the one with the quote about love comforting like sunshine after rain.
Enjoy your time away. It definitely refreshes the soul.

ds said...

I've not been liking my summer much, but I adore yours. That hummingbird snap is incredible. And I love the way you find the perfect quotes for your always beautiful photos. Thank you.

sage said...

Beautiful photos, nice quotes!

Don said...

You know I like photo quote combos. Some good ones here.

Linda said...

Every one of these is just spectacular, my friend. How do you do it? The quotations are perfect, too...especially the one about the advisability of the worm's sleeping late. :)

Roan said...

Beautiful words to go with beautiful images. I agree with Rose Kennedy. It's been so long since I've seen rain, I about forgot what it looked like. Thanks for the reminder.

That Janie Girl said...

You are SUCH an amazing photographer! Love these shots…and the quotes.

Daniel LaFrance said...

You take the ordinary and make, move and shake it all the way to the extraordinary. :)

grosir busana muslim murah ghaniyah said...

Beautifull photos and great blog!

Dave said...

Enjoyed your pics and quotes Hilary. Specially liked the quote about the early bird and tjhe worm sleeping late :-) Hope you are enjoying your holiday - Dave

solarity said...

I'm laughing at myself: I'm so thoroughly a dog groomer that I had a strong urge to grab that chipmunk and cut his nails!

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Anvilcloud said...

No reason to be at home that I can see. Keep clicking as you roam, though.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I read your blog (and Kate's and Reena's and others) and see amazing macro shots and awesome light and I wish I lived in the burbs .. almost .. almost . then I remember I can do similar things here in the city ... so thanks for the inspiration!

ellen abbott said...

pretty pretty pretty

ladyfi said...

Pure poetry!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The Led Zeppelin quote from Down By The Seaside - thank you. Will have to go listen to that now. :)

Enjoy your summer and keep returning here with your beautiful portfolio of it. I enjoyed every single photo.

Kerri said...

~ Sigh ~
I LOVE these :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Hilary,these are wonderful.
I especially love the hummingbird.
Simply perfect!

SandyCarlson said...

Goodness! These arejust extraordinary. Those flowers make me feel good. Thanks.

And thanks for highlighting the Piano Guys by way of my blog!

Country Girl said...

Oh, my word, Hilary. These images are truly awe-inspiring. Summer in its glorious colors.

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a beautiful talent you have. I can feel the pictures!! amazing!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful, all.

Jo said...

That rose is really something, Hilary.

Zuzana said...

Lovely summer images dear friend, and soon the third season is history...
Here it has been so very cold, hope yours has been better.;)
Enjoy beautiful time off-line.;))
xoxo

Sharon Wagner said...

I wonder if a taxidermist could handle tiny chipmunk ears.

Suldog said...

Wow. The greenery is spectacular, vivid. Nice.

Andy said...

Hilary, you really have a knack with your camera that I don't have. At least we have one thing in common. We both watch The Big Bang Theory;-)

Karen said...

Lovely calming pictures and quotes. I love the one about the chipmunk ears. HA!

Barbara Shallue said...

Love all of the photos and the quotes. Enjoy your time away!!

Cricket said...

O, I'm bad.

A lovely collection, and the hummingbird is a wonderful catch, but this time it's the quotations that get me.

Red Emma, Shel Silverstein, and Zep all in one set. Awesome. I love it.

And for some reason, I think Jewel Akens' The Birds and the Bees would work. That's what's in my mind anyway.

Slamdunk said...

Wonderful Hilary.

I especially liked your sunshine after the rain images. I have always enjoyed that perspective.

I had to take my own photos for a professional brochure one time and despite being an amateur, I was really happy with one shot--a college campus path just after a heavy downpour. The light made me look good.

Michael Manning said...

So much life in these lush photos!

lime said...

i always love your quotes posts. you chose ones that either make me laugh or think. and always the pictures are paired so well.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Lovely!! Just lovely, Hilary!