Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James


Garden Roses

Summer is my favorite season

For its golden sunshine and sherbet sunrises


A Recent Summer Sunrise

For sundresses and walking barefoot in the garden


Tangerine-colored Daylilies

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


Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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?