“The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The songs of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.”
~ Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932), “God’s Garden” lines 13–16, Poems, by Dorothy Frances Gurney
A freshly emerged monarch butterfly flits about a garden in Duluth, Minnesota.
“Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.”
~ Darell Hammond, (1955- ) American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist
(Quote Source: brainyquote.com)
Summer comes and goes too quickly, especially in Minnesota.