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Summer Flowers are Beautiful
by Luuki (Poland)
Summer Flowers After The Rain
Raindrops on flowers. Summer and everything about summer is beautiful. The flowers are brighter after the rain and the day is brighter after the rain. Summer flowers are my favorite thing to photograph.
A real beauty by: Mike S.
There is nothing like natures own beauty. The imagery is wonderful and the colors bright and alive. Great photo.
Before Summer Rain by: Rainer Maria Rilke
Suddenly, from all the green around you something, you don’t know what, has disappeared;
you feel it creeping closer to the window, in total silence.
From the nearby wood you hear the urgent whistling of a plover, reminding you of someone’s Saint Jerome:
so much solitude and passion come from that one voice, whose fierce request the downpour will grant.
The walls, with their ancient portraits, glide away from us,
cautiously, as though they aren’t supposed to hear what we are saying.
And reflected on the faded tapestries now; the chill, uncertain sunlight of those long childhood hours when you were so afraid.
After Summer Rain by: David Morton
All day the rain has filled the apple-trees, And stilled the orchard grasses of their mirth,
Turning these acres green and silvered seas. That drowned the summer musics of the earth.
Now that this clearer twilight takes the hill. This thin, belated radiance, moving by,
Bird-calls return, and odours, rainy still, And colours glinting through the earth and sky.
Here where I watch the robins from the lane, That pirouette and preen among the leaves,
These swift, wet-winged arrivals in the rain, Have spilled a wisdom from their dripping eaves
And beauty still is more than daily bread, For fevered minds, and hearts discomforted