Nothing new to share ~
the garden ~
and the animals ~
are keeping me busy.
Please enjoy these lovely poems ~
and photos of simple joys here at home...
"O Spirit of the Summertime!
Bring back the roses to the dells;
The swallow from her distant clime,
The honey-bee from drowsy cells.
Bring back the friendship of the sun;
The gilded evenings, calm and late,
When merry children homeward run,
And peeping stars bid lovers wait.
Bring back the singing;
and the scent Of meadowlands at dewy prime;
Oh, bring again my heart's content,
Thou Spirit of the Summertime!"
~ by William Allingham ~
"Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam
with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear."
~ by R. Combe Miller ~
"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
~ Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown ~
"How sociable the garden was.
We ate and talked in given light.
The children put their toys to grass
All the warm wakeful August night."
~ Thomas Gunn, Last Days at Teddington ~
"What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
~ Jane Austen ~
continuing to enjoy the summer...
Lana of Honeysuckle Lane