“Summer afternoon–summer afternoon…

Ft. Collins, Colorado

Ft. Collins, Colorado

…to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

~~ Henry James

Photo credit:Β  Athena Alexander


27 thoughts on ““Summer afternoon–summer afternoon…

  1. Will you ever stop playing with my feelings,dear Jet?Please,my poor soul cannot bear too much beauty.Have you ever heard Camus quote which says that :
    β€œBeauty is unbearable,drives us to despair, offers us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”Painterly countryside scape intensified by simple but powerful words.Less in more.Isn’t it?Best wishes for a splendid weekend πŸ™‚ xxx

    • Your comment has me smiling from ear-to-ear, dear Doda! The Camus quote is familiar, but I was so delighted to read it in full, and to have it appear here. It is a wonderful quote, Doda, isn’t it? I know so well, fortunately, being swept from head to toe with a bolt of such utter beauty — I am sure this is what you and Camus speak of, and I love it. Very much appreciated the smile you brought to me today, and I wish you a wonderful weekend Doda — πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • It was just an impelling force that I couldn’t control,dear Jet.I’d to employ something equally emotive to express my intangible emotions … Thanks a million for appreciating it,you could have easily “accused” me of being silly and sentimental.Treat yourself to a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚ β˜€

      • It is a joy and an honor, dearest Doda. I AM going to treat myself to a wonderful weekend, espec. when you put it like that. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ You do the same my friend. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. I’d have to skip those two words this year because the weather has been harsh with high temperatures and high humidity. I’ll try again next year! Thanks for reminding me Jet! πŸ™‚

  3. A good reminder to enjoy them while we can! Oh, but then it will be “autumn afternoon-autumn afternoon”… and that will be nice as well.

    • Your comment made me smile, dear Nan — and you’re right, the autumn afternoon, though not as poetic, will be just as wonderful. Thank you so much for your frequent visits and comments, always. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. Isn’t it wonderful we can all be different? Summer has never been a favorite of mine. Too hot and this year way too dry. I thrilled to the short burst of rain squalls we had recently. Can’t wait to have more. πŸ˜‰

    • It is wonderful we can all be different. Wonderful, too, to always get a sweet moment of your thoughts, Gunta — much appreciated. This week in our drought-plagued, fire-filled state, we had several hours of rain and I was so so so thrilled. yippee! πŸ˜€

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