Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Summer Senses


Five summer sights...
The cats searching for a cool place to lie... Birds working hard to feed their brood... Bees hovering above the hive entrance... Wildflowers speckling the meadow... Fruit swelling on the trees...

Five summer smells...
Freshly mown grass... Jasmine in the evening... Warm wet earth after a rainshower... The intoxicating scent of elderflowers... Tomato leaves in the greenhouse...

Five summer sounds...
The joyous chattering of swallows on the wing... Tractors zooming down the lane... Bees bumbling in the comfrey patch... Thunder in the distance... Buzzards mewing overhead...

Five summer tastes...
Sunwarmed strawberries... Freshly dug new potatoes... The sweetness of the first homegrown tomato... The tang of homemade lemonade... The juicy bittersweet crunch of lettuce straight from the garden...

Five summer sensations...
The tenderness of baby broad beans... The sting of sunburned shoulders... Wet trails of dewy grass on bare legs... The velvet delicacy of rose petals... Hot paving underfoot...

3 comments:

deborah oak said...

lovely, just lovely!!!!

Reya Mellicker said...

This is beautiful! I feel like I'm right there with you. Love the pic, too. If I were a bee looking for something to pollinate, I would head straight for that gorgeous poppy. (It is a poppy, right?)

Moonroot said...

Thanks!
Yes, it's a poppy. There's a big clump of them by our gate.