Monday, July 1, 2013

Quote du jour/Gladys Taber

In New England, June ripens into July so easily that it takes a keen eye to notice the change from early summer to full, lavish midseason. The nights are usually still cool enough for a casual fire in the fireplace, but around noon there is a breathless dazzle in the yard and garden, and the afternoon is slow and dreamy.
Gladys Taber
Stillmeadow Seasons 1950


11 comments:

  1. .... and the first of your day lilies I think! You have caught up now, because mine are still in bud, and small buds at that, except for a lovely white one, which has one stalk with fat buds at the top.

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    1. Yes, ma'am! I have a lot of varieties, and these orange ones always come first. Oh, I'd love a white one. Must look into that.

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  2. I love this...and being a born and bred new englander I must concur.

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    1. I've felt like starting the wood stove just to get the raw, damp feeling out of the house. Rain every day here since June 22.

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  3. Love your header photo. It looks so inviting there. Rain, rain and more rain here. Unbelieveable.

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    1. I just told Kara we've had rain every day since June 22. Amazing. We're supposed to have some rain-free ones now, but quite hot. Ah, summer.

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  4. Breathless dazzle. Love her pairing of words. And your photo of a table and chairs just waiting for a tea party.

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    1. Her prose is often like a poem, I think. Haven't had a tea party yet. The chairs are too wet to sit on. :<)

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  5. For some reason, I just clicked on to your link and saw that you were back. Hooray, hooray! I do love your blog. So glad you are posting again.

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    1. I'm sorry. I should have let you know I began writing again. Thanks for your enthusiasm!!

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  6. Lovely! And so true for us here on the shores of Lake Ontario, too.

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