Summer Garden: Shifting Focus


“The beauty of that June day was almost staggering.

After the wet spring, everything that could turn green

had outdone itself in greenness

and everything that could even dream of blooming

or blossoming was in bloom and blossom.

The sunlight was a benediction.”


Dan Simmons




“And so with the sunshine

and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees,

just as things grow in fast movies,

I had that familiar conviction

that life was beginning over again

with the summer.”


F. Scott Fitzgerald



“There’s this magical sense of possibility

that stretches like a bridge

between June and August.

A sense that anything can happen.”


Aimee Friedman


Carrot flower and Coreopsis


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017




“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”


Oscar Wilde

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For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Focus

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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

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