Saturday, April 10, 2010

summer, pleasures... and quotes

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker

I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.
~John Vance Cheney

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

In summer, the song sings itself. ~William Carlos Williams

I have always loved summer, maybe because I was born in this season :)


Shalini said...

I loved the first's not a waste of time at all, it's one of life's pleasures!

Do tell, do tell, when's the big day! It deserves a celebration :-)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Amazing snaps,love all of them shilpa.

shilpa said...

lakshmi - thank you dear! you always have shots that touch you in your blog :)

shalini - its on May 13 and I think I might call it in with my parents and brother and kids this time. I will post on flickr and hope you won't be "otherwise" occuppied :D

Hema P. said...

What *beautiful* pictures, and wonderful quotes!! No wonder Shalini has passed on the happiness award to you :).

shilpa said...

thank you hema.

getting the happiness award was an honour indeed :)