All this rain we’ve been having this summer has its advantages. This photo from Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard was taken in a previous summer, but some things, like the sense of quiet comfort we get from seeing such magnificent careless and casual beauty in such a small and orderly place, are eternal.
Some of our fellow New Englanders have put it better:
“The Earth Laughs in Flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish,
and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.” Robert Frost
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.” Edna St. Vincent Millay
“One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve.” Henry David Thoreau