Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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


 
 


 
 

 
 
 






 
 

7 comments:

Kim said...

Lovely words to start the month. Thank you!

L. D. said...

Your flowers are so wonderful. I like your statue of a man with a basket. All of your arrangements are so fun to see. It is all so fun to have the summer growth.

happyone said...

Everything looks so very nice. What a delightful garden you have to enjoy.

DJan said...

Wow! You bring to life the words, "June is busting out all over."

Betty said...

I just love seeing your beautiful pictures. We are finally having a summer now, before it was cold.

Edna B said...

Oh, I've missed seeing your beautiful photos. Those yellow glads are just exquisite. Are the big white flowers roses or peonies? Your tomatoes have already grown, and mine are just beginning. Other than some flowers, they are the only veggie that I have planted. I have lots of yellow flowers on my tomato plants so I'm hoping to actually get some tomatoes this year. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Winifred said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I love delphineums, they remind me of my grandad who always grew them in his little hanky size front garden.
I've never had any success, they always get eaten even if I grow them in pots!