…first day of summer…

Sulamith Wülfing (1901–1989) German Artist & Illustrator
illustration by Sulamith Wülfing

Would you like Summer? Taste of our’s –
Spices? Buy – here!
Ill! We have Berries, for the parching!
Weary! Furloughs of Down!
Perplexed! Estates of Violet – Trouble ne’er looked on!
Captive! We bring Reprieve of Roses!
Fainting! Flasks of Air!
Even for Death – A Fairy medicine –
But, which is it – Sir?
~ Emily Dickinson
(The Poems of Emily Dickinson, #272)

Welcome Summer!

18 thoughts on “…first day of summer…”

    1. Thank you, Kathy! My weekend was warm and wonderful, not humid and sticky as it often is here. *hugs*

  1. And to think I bought my last bunch of roses last weekend, as our warm weather is overtaken by the cool. A big welcome to your summer, Barbara. 🙂

    1. Oh Joanne, my roses are just starting to bloom! I think of you often, my friend on the opposite side of the world – when I’m getting ready for bed I know your day is just getting started, and when summer comes here, winter comes to you. 🙂

  2. What an unusual painting. Reminds me more of Autumn than Summer…. there’s something chilly about it. I’m always fascinated by your choice of images.

    1. It is fascinating how a painting can be interpreted in so many different ways. To me, the color blue and the daisy-like flowers seem summery, but I can see a little autumn in the grains. Perhaps late summer? I feel like this is what I might see if I should lie down in a meadow on a summer evening.

    1. Oh my, thank you for your lovely comment, Diane! Sorry I didn’t catch it sooner. 🙂 *hugs*

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