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Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Fairest Month



"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


 

13 comments:

Terry said...

June is absolutely my favorite month.

DJan said...

Isn't that the truth! June is very special to me, too. :-)

donna baker said...

Are those your delphiniums Jo?

Willow said...

Mr Longfellow had such a way with words !
The beautiful and merry month of May seemed to fly by after that long Winter.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely...like an English garden!!!

Patsy said...

June is good and so green and happy.

Susie said...

Jo, That poem absolutely fits the month of June. It's my favorite time of year. I wish it were 60 days long.:):) Hope you are enjoying your wonderful summer. xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

June is my favorite month! This is lovely and I've enjoyed looking at your lilies, too! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

Gammy Tammy said...

Beautiful picture! Longfellow is my favorite poet. My favorite poem is "The Wreck of the Herperus".

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo, thanks for sharing. I love this shade of delphinium blue - I feel like taking out my knitting needles and making a sweater in this colour to wear during the winter when the days are cold and grey. A little bit of summer in the depths of winter.

Tasha T

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Yes Donna, those are ours.
~Jo

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Dont you just wonder what Wordsworth was like as a person? I love his way with words
Janice

L. D. said...

It is a good month. I remember the saying knee deep in June but never knew where it originated.