Friday, August 31, 2007

Quote du jour/Charles Dudley Warner


In these golden latter August days, Nature has come to a serene equilibrium. Having flowered and fruited, she is enjoying herself. I can see how things are going: it is a down-hill business after this, but for the time being, it is like swinging in a hammock, - such a delicious air, such a graceful repose!
Charles Dudley Warner, Summer In A Garden

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your porch! I'd live out there in that hammock. As you know, we have a porch with 4 rocking chairs, but it's too narrow for anything else. Lovely quote, too, by the way.

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  2. I would love to come and enjoy the delicious 'end of summer' air. Before we know it, it will have the smell of the dieing foliage in the air, but I like that smell too.
    I will sit in the big rocker, as a hammock makes me need to put my foot on the ground, or the rocking makes me queasy!
    Is that your veranda? Always wanted one of those!

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  3. You would both be most welcome! I love that man's writing. Peg, I sit or lay in the hammock sideways. That way I can hit my foot on the railing to keep it going and I also don't get queasy facing out. Isn't that funny that it would make a difference? But it does. And yes that is our porch. I like the word veranda better, and also piazza.

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