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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you like everybody else is to fight the hardest battle you can fight--but never stop fighting! E.E. Cummings

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summertime! Summertime! Sum, Sum, summertime!!

Ah, yes, summer!  The heat and the sunshine.  Everything is in full bloom, bursting at the seams with color and aliveness!  Winter seems so far away now.  The days are longer and I enjoy days and nights sitting on the balcony, reading or just doing nothing.  Perhaps partaking in a summer beverage.

It's time to get out on my bike as much as I can now.  The paths and nature are full of life as people are walking, running, riding their bikes, fishing, boating, sailing, playing sports, hiking, camping, etc.

It's a time to relax and be, perhaps, just a little bit lazy from time to time.  A time to go on a romantic picnic perhaps with a blanket by the river.

Maybe it's time to go on a summer adventure.

Either way, there's just something about summer that I love.



 
I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer.  My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.  It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.  
 ~Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit


 A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  
~James Dent


If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.  
~Bern Williams


Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
~Francis Thompson
 

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.  
~Gertrude Jekyll



 
Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
~Barry Cornwall


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

~Albert Camus


There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. 
~Celia Thaxter


The summer night is like a perfection of thought.  
~Wallace Stevens


In summer, the song sings itself.  
~William Carlos Williams




Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  
 ~Sam Keen
 

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.  
~Anton Chekhov


A life without love is like a year without summer.  
~Swedish Proverb
 

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  
~John Lubbock




Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.  
~Author Unknown


Then followed that beautiful season...Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.  
~Ada Louise Huxtable



Friday, June 10, 2011

Ahhh, spring!!


I love spring!  Especially after a long, long winter.  The grey and blandness of winter gets to me after a while and I'm living for the day of color, the light of day and the smells of blooms in the air.  The promise of spring to come is what I yearn for.  The day I can stop wearing so many layers of clothing trying to keep warm on those cold winter nights.  The day I will ride my bike again.  The mornings where I can enjoy sitting on my balcony enjoying my flowers while I drink my morning tea.  Spring cleaning and letting go.  I love riding my bike and catching a whiff of lilacs as I ride by.  Ahh, yes, spring!  What's not to love!!




Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn. 
~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You




Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" 
~Robin Williams


Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. 
~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth




April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, Go! 
~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe
      

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. 
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

 


It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! 
~Mark Twain
      
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.  ~Ruth Stout



No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. 
~Proverb


Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. 
~Doug Larson


Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. 
~W. Earl Hall




If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. 
~Anne Bradstreet
 
The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
~Julian Grenfell




 
I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth? 
~Edward Giobbi



If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. 
~Terri Guillemets



Spring Maiden





Thursday, June 09, 2011

Yes, I'm perfectly comfortable. Thanks!

I received these from a dear friend of mine.  Hope they make you smile and laugh out loud!