This beautiful shot by Maureen Spagnolo brings to mind these linesfrom the poem "Sunrise on the Hills", by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"I stood upon the hills, when heaven's wide arch
Was glorious with the sun's returning march,
And woods were brightened, and soft gales
Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales."
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This shot taken by Caleb Austin (of Bruington, Virginia,) typifies the free feeling of a summer day. We thought it nicely illustrates the final plunge of summer, before we welcome in the fall weather. Ranin Brown is jumping into the Saco River in Buxton Maine. Geronimo!
The rain in Maine is driving us insane! We feel as if we're swimming with the fishes here in Portland after the continuous downpours. A photo of a fish seems appropriate, and this little fellow looks as if he's posing. Our friend, Jacob Williams, who is skilled in the art of Aquascaping, took this shot at his home in Mumbai, India. Click here to see more of his aquarium art.
A most sumptuous birthday feast in the meadow for our friend Lesley Austin - photo by her son, Caleb Austin. So that nobody feels jealous and we can all celebrate, we'd like to remind everyone of the Mad Hatter's tea party in the Disney film version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland:
Ah, but there are
Three hundred and sixty four
Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer
Why then today's my unbirthday too!
P.S. Check out Lesley's inspiring website, wisteriasunshine.com
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