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Summer Quotes and Sentiments

Updated on August 20, 2014

And 't is my faith, that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes -Wordsworth

Summer brings us warm thoughts and there are so many sentiments that capture sunny days, outdoor fun, and nature's splendor. Here you will find words of whimsy, inspiration, and all things summer. Enjoy these for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and a bit of sunshine any day of the year.

Trees ...

"I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree."

-Joyce Kilmer

"The trees are God's great alphabet:

With them He writes in shining green

Across the world His thoughts serene."

-Leonora Speyer

Blessed By Nature ...

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." - e. e. cummings

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." - Eleonora Duse

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

George Washington Carver

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Summer Whimsy

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful." - e. e. cummings

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." - Russell Baker

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." - James Dent

"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nature's Solace

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." - Jane Austen

"How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!" - Emily Dickinson

Sunshine ...

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." - Galileo Galilei

Roses ...

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,

or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

- Abraham Lincoln

"It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses,

we must plant more roses."

- George Eliot

Glorious Gardens ...

"The kiss of sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's Heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth" - Dorothy Frances Gurney

"When I see that first, minuscule, curled, pale green wisp

of a sprout poking up between a couple of grains of

vermiculite, I hear God speaking.

- June Santon, "Miracle in a Dixie Cup,"

Greenprints #44

This very act of planting a seed in the earth

has in it to me something beautiful. I always do it

with a joy that is largely mixed with awe.

- Celia Thaxter

"One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a

spade and a package of garden seeds." - Dan Bennett

Nature's Inspiration ...

"Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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      Char Milbrett 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Hello. I am glad I visited this lens.

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Ah, more inspiration from gardens ... I;m featuring this for its lovely flower quotes at the Secret Language of Flowers. Thumbs Up!

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      profilesincolor 8 years ago

      Beautiful! Cheerful and Inspiring! Thanks! :-)

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      Colorfulscene 9 years ago

      Oh Summer... This is a neat lens- Rated, and favorited!