Sunday, June 20, 2010
"Come, before the summer passes..."
‘Come, before the summer passes
Let us seek the mountain land:'
So they called me, happy playmates,
And we left the dawn-lit strand:
Riding on till later sunbeams slanted
On dark hills and downward-plunging streams,
And the solemn forest softly chanted
Old, old dreams.
From "Travel Song" by Anne Glenny Wilson
Wishing a joyful Litha and sunny Summer Solstice to the N. Hemisphere contingent. (To the other half of the planet I wish a midwinter as beautiful as our midsummer. With Southern friends in mind, I chose the words of an Australian poet, Anne Glenny Wilson.)
This happy moment seems like a good time to thank all the friends who regularly stop by the blog to say hi or just have a look. It's nice to know you are out there, and I hope the posts give you pleasure.
An Allegory of the Triumph of Midsummer, Antoine Caron (1521-1599). There's a lot going on in this painting. Click on the image to enlarge it.