“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James
Summer is my favorite season
For its golden sunshine and sherbet sunrises
A Recent Summer Sunrise
For sundresses and walking barefoot in the garden
For stacks of books and reading in the shade
Sunflowers and Delphinium, a bouquet I enjoyed from my writing partner, Erika Robuck
For hummingbirds with their rubies
And magical fairy flight
Ruby-throated hummingbird, juvenile male — dazzling feeder from dear friend Beth Hoffman
For heart-stopping color
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly
And painted wings of light
Monarch butterfly on buddleia
Summer afternoons, the color-filled ones with time smudged around the edges, seem to refill my well and refresh my spirit with wonder. Summer afternoon must be the two most beautiful words in the English language.
How about you? What do you like best about summer?