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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summer Flowers


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

2 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is lovely.

arlene,

“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

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks for stopping by, Arlene. Mr. Frost's eloquent terseness is unmatched.

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