Spring by Kathryn White

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer: Garden Bouquets and Laundry Lines

"One of the most delightful things about a garden
is the anticipation it provides."

~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

One of summer's simple pleasures is
fresh cut flowers that offer beautiful bouquets
to bring indoors or on the patio and deck:

Friendship's Garden:
"In friendship's fragrant garden,
There are flowers of every hue.
Each with its own fair beauty
And its gift of joy for you."
~author unknown

The sun has been shining this week and the clotheslines have been filling.
Perfect drying weather and the bleaching of the sun makes all the whites bright and clean:

A clothesline will conserve energy, save money and give your laundry that fresh outdoor scent.

"The question, "Which is the happiest season of life?" was asked of an aged man. And he replied: "When spring comes, and in the soft air the buds are breaking on the trees, and they are covered with blossoms, I think, 'How beautiful is spring'; and when summer comes and covers the trees with its heavy foliage, and singing birds are among the branches, I think, 'How beautiful is summer.' When autumn loads them with golden fruit, and their leaves bear the gorgeous tint of frost, I think, 'How beautiful is autumn.' And when it is severe winter, and there is neither foliage nor fruit, then I look up through the leafless branches as I never could until now, and see the stars shine in God's home."- Source Unknown

~Barbara Mock

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June ."
~L. M. Montgomery