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Monday, June 20, 2016

Hello Summer


 


"Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing."

~Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

12 comments:

Patsy said...

Lovely! So hot and humid but summer is so green and pretty.

donna baker said...

Su casa Jo?

Annie Rae said...

I come over here every few days, just to rest in your gardens. Thank you.

Betsy Brock said...

What a pretty view out that window! You've brought a little British look to your gardens...love that.

Country Gal said...

Lovely . I love this time of year . Thanks for sharing , hope your getting better and are able to walk about now ! Have a good week !

DJan said...

Wonderful quote. Enjoy your Strawberry Full Moon! :-)

Susie said...

Jo, I love the little windows flung open to the garden. To allows the fragrant scents of summer to come in. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful days. I am feeling as if this is a wonderful summertime of old. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Stella Jones said...

Lovely view, beautiful quote. Thank you.

Lady Jane said...

Love this quote and the peaceful look to your garden. Hugs, LJ

Janneke said...

Such a beautiful peaceful view from your window!

L. D. said...

Wonderful window view. Great writing.

Jayne said...

Lovely window view and prose. Takes me back to the summer's of yesteryear, when I still lived in England.