Fragrance Quote for May, 15th, 2012 East coast scenery: rambles through towns and villages; nutting ... By William James Tate

Midsummer Eve


Fragrance Quote for May, 15th, 2012
East coast scenery: rambles through towns and villages; nutting ...
By William James Tate

But this beautiful Midsummer evening, when everything is so sweet and fresh, there is no suggestion of the later summer and autumn.. The thrush is singing his vespers on yonder elm, the blackbird fluting in the distance, and the skylark singing over the green corn. All, t...oo, is calm and peaceful. The holiday people have not penetrated here; we are almost alone with the wild-roses and honeysuckle and birds. Here and there we pass an old-fashioned farmhouse with its barns and stack-yard and outbuildings, or catch a glimpse of one in the distance across the fields. Let us halt for a moment. They are cutting the grass. How sweet and refreshing is the smell mingled as it is with the scent of the wild-roses, honeysuckle, and clover! The sun sinks down in glory. It will be fine again to-morrow, and as the evening star peeps out we retrace our steps and pass through the little village, under "the dreaming garden trees," and so on, through more green corn and forests of scarlet poppies to our home near this old-fashioned farmhouse embowered in trees, and in the sight of the sea, deep violet and lavender in the twilight.