May 27, 2008

A Farewell to Summer



"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James


"In summer, the song sings itself."
- William Carlos Williams


"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."
- Wallace Stevens


"Then followed that beautiful season...Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
And the landscape lay as if new
Created in all the freshness of childhood."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories."
- George Eliot
 

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
- Celia Thaxter


"A life without love is like a year without summer."
- Swedish Proverb 


"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
- Joyce Brothers


"Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think."
- Chinese Proverb


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."
- John Lubbock


"I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there."
-John Vance Cheney



"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus


"To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee."
- Emily Dickinson



"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
- Ada Louise Huxtable


"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
-Russel Baker

9 comments:

MYSTI said...

Awwww what beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. You all look so happy, and relaxed. The one with you and your son taken in the water with the clouds behind you is simply beautiful. You should have that enlarged and framed. Or painted! :)

Hugs and blessings sent your way.

Masago said...

Such nice suffering. :-)

Donn said...

Fabulous pics..especially the oceanic tilight shots..super kewl.

I am so thrilled to see Spring arrive..it was late this year and we still haven't had very warm temperatures..it was still freezing at night last week..weird.

Global warming schwarming...erratic weather yes..warming..not-so-much.

You look very happy.

Bonggamom said...

OMG Irene, you/your husband have such talent for photography! That first picture of your son is amazing. If I had a Bonggamom Awards badge, you'd be the first one to get it!

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Melanie said...

Dear Irene,
It has been a while since I came to your blog! Lovely pics of your son. He's really adorable!
I'm travelling to Philippines on 17th of Jul.So, I thought who better to ask than you?!
Am hoping to get some tips about non-tourist places that I should visit.
Pl advice.
Love!

Melanie said...

Tks for making the time to respond. And that was a rather sweet post for your hubby!
:)

-Princess Shin- said...

Your son is so big now! Getting more and more handsome by the day! =) Take care Irene! Muarx!

Ju Pengfei said...

Oh... it's so funny... And your boy...
I also have a image of a Chinese boy: http://jupengfei.blogspot.com/2008/08/beijing-welcomes-you.html
And, long time no see u, best wishes to u.

--jupengfei