The Wonderful World of June

A bike ride in the countryside in June is an encouraging happening. I felt as a child in Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem, The Swing:

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside.
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

4 Comments on “The Wonderful World of June

  1. Sunny pictures of a sunny bright land. I love these. Over here the weather is a bit of a mishmash. Sunny, yes, but the next day cloudy and cool. Or warm and cloudy, or sunny and cool. Well, typical Dutch june days I guess. I would like a larger spell of wamth though. But I’m not complaining, summer is due, summer always is. 🙂

    • Thanks for that, Peter! Glad you are enjoying summer despite the mishmash 😊 It was the best weather the day I rode in the hills. No rain in the daytime, but at night 😲 X%¤#%!(
      About 20 degrees warm and fresh wind. Beautiful cumulus clouds drifting in the sky and throwing staggering shadows between lakes and hills, horses and sheep.
      A lot of rain has fallen in the last week’s time. Yesterday there was an extra show from the weather gods. Two waterspouts moved cars around and rolled them on their roofs as a kind of finale. Luckily nobody got hurt.

    • Hi Montucky. It is a thrilling experience to ride a bike in these hills. The landscape was created by ice age glaciers and melt water for between 20,000 and 16,000 years ago. Some hills gives you a wonderful view over the landscape. From one of the hills you might catch a sight of the lovely towers of Copenhagen, 20 kilometres away. I’d better add that the weather has to be with you that day.

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