Thursday, June 25, 2009

summer wine

Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever.
Aristophanes (ca. 446 – ca. 386 BC) playwright

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) novelist and social campaigner

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.
Franklin P. Jones (1887-1929) American businessman

Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) writer renown for his fairy tales

Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor.
M. Scott Peck (1936-2005) psychiatrist and best-selling author

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.
author unknown

You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) essayist, poet and philosopher

The wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.
Now in a lily-cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) poet, novelist, dramatist and critic

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Sam Keen (1930s??) philosopher of everyday life

notes on photos:
  1. summer is enjoying a glass of wine on the back porch
  2. summer is a study of color
  3. summer is the joyous sound of a backyard party
  4. summer is eileen ivers and the cleveland irish festival
  5. summer is fireworks at blossom
  6. summer is the weekly farmers market
  7. summer is beauty all around
  8. summer is the sweet buzzing of bees
  9. summer is feeling zapped by the heat
summer is also the time of traveling, the mouse is hitting the road for a few days - no new posts until next week!

andrea of the corrs and bono singing summer wine ..... summer wine was written by lee hazelwood in 1966 and hit the charts in 1967 with this version - I really don't know which rendition I like better?


mum said...

Dear Sam Keen: how I long for your brand of respectability. :-)

Great, all of it. Thanks kimy, will be back for sips during the day.

cheers from Graulhet.

Life is good...except for sometimes. said...

Wow, all beautiful pics! Can you stop by at our house on your way down to VA tomorrow? oxxoP

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful pics, Ms. Mouse! Radishes and bubbles always conjur fond thoughts of summer.

Roy said...

Another great set of photos illustrating the theme. There are times when I can sympathize with that Sea Lion.

As for the song... I'll take the Andrea Corr/Bono version. I don't mind Lee Hazelwood, but I draw the line at Nancy Sinatra (((shudder))).

JGH said...

Love that Thoreau quote. I reallly need to take that to heart when gardening. Wonderful images, all of them!

Brian Miller said...

kids, porches, flowers, fresh veggies....seal? what an image of summer. maybe that is me in repose at the beach? ha.

Kat Mortensen said...

That is the best photograph of radishes I have ever seen (not that I've seen that many), but it really is outstanding!


Candie said...

wonderful pictures that sum very well the spirit of summer!

Merle Sneed said...

I was also stuck by the beauty of the radishes. In the desert we don't see produce like that.

Enjoy the time away.

Meri said...

Love the photo collection today. Just looking through them and reading the quotes made the tension in my back slip away. The butterfly shot is amazing.

Anonymous said...

kimy can't get that wine glass out of my periphrial vision! LOL Marvelous butterfly snap...oh heck, they're all fantastic! :) Here's to a wonderful summer!

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, this was wonderful! Your photography is just stunning and you've captured so many great things about summer!

The Silver Fox said...

Great photos, as always. Loved the Franklin Jones quote, and I like anything by Dickens.

I'd never heard the "Summer Wine," either by Andrea & Bono, or the original. But as soon as I saw Lee Hazelwood's name I said, "Lemme guess: A duet with Nancy Sinatra?"

Thanks for sharing both!

Wings1295 said...

Hah! Great pics, great quotes, great post. Love the final one! ;)

California Girl said...

wonderful photos as always!

I never knew it was Dickens who said "...butterflies are free."

Gary said...

Wow, quotes from many I hold near and dear and a photo of sunflowers too. It's almost as though you wrote this with me in mind.


Colette Amelia said...

OK that butterfly photo was outstanding!!!!!! Now how many did you have to shoot to get that perfection?

Wonderful! Summer looks fun at your house can I come over?

Baino said...

Oh yes yes to wine on the porch (or in my case on the verandah! I think you Americans have a radish fixation!

Kate Hanley said...

Clicked on your blog and had to chuckle at the first pic as I am on my front porch enjoying a glass of wine. Loved the photos. Enjoy the road.

tony said...

Your Cleveland Irish Photo Is Amazing Love It (& The Wine Looks Nice!!!)
Arghhh Summer!
Greeting From

lettuce said...

i do love the 6th photo and quote especially

rosedale's 4head said...

great great great great great post!

Unknown said...

Oh what wonderful vivid summer brightness - just what I need as I sit here feeling thoroughly freezy!

edward said...

super duper amazing photos as always aunty Kimy! love & kisses