"... and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness.
"The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health ...
"... and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond.
"It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing."
~ Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
The crepe myrtles were in beautiful bloom when the girls and I visited Southern Homes and Gardens in Montgomery last week. Join us for a special garden picnic!
"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~ Henry James