Gift #377: June

In all the excitement of the month of June, it swept right away, and I remembered that I had not done a posting of Edith Holden’s artwork for June.  So, today is actually June 31st ( a first, I believe) as I will share some June pictures from Edith’s “Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” Her featured watercolor for this month is among my very favorites, so I’m delighted to share it with you.  

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She has also included a collection of wildflowers and butterflies, which is perfect for the month, both in England and in Indiana.  We’ve had glorious flowers this month, due in part to the large amounts of rain.  Edith’s quote “A dripping June keeps all in tune.” certainly rings true here.  

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She also included this verse as a description of nature enjoying the pleasures of June.  

A cloudless sky; a world of heather,

Purple of foxglove; yellow of broom;

We two among it, wading together;

Shaking out honey, treading perfume.

Crowds of bees are giddy with clover,

Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet

Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,

Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet”

Jean Ingelow

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I think that sums up the month quite nicely.  I hope that you all enjoyed a June full of sun, flowers, and butterflies.  

Blessings to you,

Sarah 

 

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