8 Summer Afternoon Beauties: a Photojournal

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

Garden Roses
Garden Roses

8 Summer Afternoon Beauties: a Photojournal

Summer is my favorite season

For its golden sunshine and sherbet sunrises

Sherbet Sunrise
A Recent Summer Sunrise

For sundresses and walking barefoot in the garden

Tangerine-colored Daylilies
Tangerine-colored Daylilies

For stacks of books and reading in the shade

Sunflowers and Delphinium, a bouquet I enjoyed from my writing partner, Erika Robuck
Sunflowers and Delphinium, a bouquet I enjoyed from my writing partner, Erika Robuck

For hummingbirds with their rubies

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

And magical fairy flight

Juvenile male ruby-throated hummingbird
Ruby-throated hummingbird, juvenile male — dazzling feeder from dear friend Beth Hoffman

For heart-stopping color

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

And painted wings of light

oMonarch butterfly on buddleia
Monarch butterfly on buddleia

Summer afternoons, the color-filled ones with time smudged around the edges, seem to refill my well and refresh my spirit with wonder. Summer afternoon must be the two most beautiful words in the English language.

How about you? What do you like best about summer?


Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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9 thoughts on “8 Summer Afternoon Beauties: a Photojournal

  1. What glorious pictures! Summer and fall are my two favorite seasons for such different reasons. Summer for it’s lack of schedule and fall for it’s schedule. I am feeling the push and pull of it all so strongly now as we enter into our last few weeks of summer vacation. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images and thoughts.

  2. Summer favorites: Campfires, starry nights, smores– colorful toenail polish, sandals, capris–popsicles, corn on the cob, homemade ice cream–family reunions, vacations, small town celebrations– parades, patriotic buntings, and fireworks

  3. Beautiful photos! I especially like the hummingbirds. We don’t get them much in my neck of the woods. I love the fireflies as they blink in the dusk on a summer night.

  4. WOW! Especially love the two with the bird.

    My favorite part of summer is the slowness of it–we’re so much less scheduled.

    1. I’m going to be wistful after the hummingbirds migrate south, which will be soon. They always seem to be sitting right outside my window–tiny living jewels. Thanks, Nina!

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