Fantastic Friday - Summer Quotes

In celebration of the glorious weather we’ve been blessed with…

Summer sky

‘What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade’ ~ Gertrude Jekyll

‘A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken’ ~ James Dent

‘One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by’ ~ Jeannette Walls, ‘The Glass Castle

Apple blossom, back garden

‘In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them’ ~ Aldo Leopold

‘Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose’ ~ Unknown

Yellow roses, front garden

‘Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne’ ~ Barry Cornwall

‘What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness’ ~ John Steinbeck

Butterfly on flowers

‘I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain’ ~ John Keats

‘I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips’ ~ Violette Leduc, ‘Mad in Pursuit

‘It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside’ ~ Maud Hart Lovelace, ‘Betsy-Tacy and Tib’ (1941)

Bird of prey against blue sky