Summer Revelry

“Against a dark sky,

all flowers

look like fireworks.”

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

“July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden – first sweet corn on the cob dripping with butter, first tomatoes dead ripe and sun warm, string beans, squash, crisp cucumbers. July can also be hard and shiny, brassy and sharp. Some days are like copper pennies in the sunlight.” — Jean Hersey

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Garden Revelry — Flower name unknown, but might as well be called, simply: Firecracker Mimic. Photo at Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach, Fla. by Mary O’Connor

© 2019

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