A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

As Rare as
Day in June

"And what is so rare as a day in June?
The, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays;"

"The flush of life may well be seen
Thrilling back over hills and valleys;
The cowslip startles in meadows green,
The buttercup catches the sun in its chalice,
And there's never a leaf nor a blade too mean
to be some happy creature's palace;
The little bird sits at his door in the sun,
Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, 
And lets his illumined being o'errun
With the deluge of summer it receives"

James Russell Lowell

In the June 1990 issue, Victoria Magazine celebrated
June's "jubilant spirit".
"There's a smiling summer here, which 
causes birds to sing and sets bees in motion," 
Emily Dickenson

In June, gardens awake to reaquaint us with our friendship with the blossoms, 
the singing birds and the buzzing bees.
"Beneath The Summer Skies"
Victoria invites us to linger outdoors - to savor
the shifting shade in the summer light.

In the 1990 issue, Victoria shares the enchanting,
romantic story of a garden that unfolded out of a woman's convalescence and her becoming acquainted with the birds.

"After a while the birds got used to me and flew right in close. That was the most marvelous and peaceful experience, and i decided I just had to learn everything I could about these wonderful creatures".
Elizabeth Clarkson

Thus began the transformation from one single tree in the garden and 
plans for formal gardens to a lush, fountained bird sanctuary,
Wing Haven Gardens

A three acre garden in Charlotte North Carolina, is now a sanctuary with fountains, a formal garden, an herb garden and acres of rambling vines, bushes and trees planted to welcome
the winged friend.

I am thrilled by the beauty and the flush of life that comes in the month of June - 
the warm afternoons sipping tea, warm or iced
and closing my eyes - listening to the song of the afternoon

the breeze in the leaves
the song of the birds
the buzz of the bees.

What better gift - what better preview of heavenly places.
Thank you for your visit, I truly appreciate it.

Wishing you a very Delightsome day,