Rain and Luxuriance

Rejoice, it’s been raining. Insects are buzzing and the birds are happier than ever.

Now summer is in flower and natures hum 
Is never silent round her sultry bloom 
Insects as small as dust are never done 
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun 
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee 
Are never weary of their melody 
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine 
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine 
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers 
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers 
These round each bush in sweet disorder run 
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun …
–  John Clare, June

6 Comments on “Rain and Luxuriance

    • Hi Montucky.
      It is wonderful to see the lushness and hear the birds are singing 🤗
      It’s not without reason, scientists are interested in the ancient rivers on Mars.

  1. Oooh I love the red hats on those birds! Are they woodpeckers?

    • Hi Josypheen. I love them too!!
      Woodpeckers, that’s what they are 😊

  2. lovely pictures, lovely poem. I’ve never seen a butterfly (or moth?) like that white & green one!! It’s beautiful

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