Monday, June 1, 2020

The Fairest Month

June Days are upon us.
Heat and humidity are now a daily occurrence, followed by cooling, nightly pop-up storms.
The songbirds are raising their second clutch of babies.
Lightning bugs light up the night sky, and the sound of tree frogs fill the air.
The season's first garden-grown tomatoes are ripe for the picking, and those coveted sweet Vidalia onions are back in the stores.
A little bit of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic world.


 "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






Edna B said...

Oh my, those flowers are just gorgeous. Things are just beginning to wake up here. I love that closing poem, and oh that gorgeous sunset is such a beautiful way to close the day. I hope your day is wonderful. Hugs, Edna B.

DJan said...

So pretty, so peaceful, and such a lovely poem to start our month of June. Thank you, as always, for the sweet post. :-)

Annie said...

Oh, those beautiful flowers!! A Gorgeous sunset. May and June remind me of the music of Camelot. Always have.

Susie said...

Jo, I enjoyed the poem and all the photos. Your gardens and flowers are always a joy to see. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Louca por porcelana said...

Balm to the soul...

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely, lovely photographs … certainly good to see "a little bit of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic world."

Enjoy the rest of your week.

All the best Jan

L. D. said...

This is a wonderful display of so many great photos. I like the colors of the sunset and all the flowers are beautiful.

Patricia Gibson said...

I am not getting the beautiful music now and I really miss it. Have you changed the ability for us to hear the music? Patricia Gibson

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I've been without my music playlist for well over a year now. Sadly it's host decided to stop supporting it.
Thank you for your comment.
Stay well ~

The Wykeham Observer said...

Beautiful pictures!