Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Twelve Moons of the Year. July 03.

Significant sentences from The Twelve Moons of the Year by Hal Borland, a chronology of the New England seasons. July 03.

"Midsummer is the power and glory of the earth." p. 199.

"But if you become too arrogant, forgetting that you are a junior partner, a thunderstorm may box your ears or a tornado may make you think twice about human omnipotence." p. 199.

"Midsummer. The inclination is toward autumn, though we are reluctant to admit it." p. 200.

"...the crickets possess late July, chirping and trilling the warm hours away as though summer endured forever." p. 201.

"...remote, sad call of a mourning dove." p. 201.

"A single milkweed pod will spill 200 winged seeds to the wind." p. 202.

"...some species of wild flowers can lie dormant, awaiting a favorable season, thirty or forty years." p. 202.

"As summer advances, the colors change, slowly, subtly, but unmistakably." p. 206.

"Soon the country roadside will gleam with goldenrod, late summer's answer to June's buttercups." p. 206.

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