A walk in the shade

Winter came late this year and with a few days of Spring, Summer came with a sustained heat never experienced before.
Walking in the shade along a lake is wonderful.
We went for a great walk along Furesøen in late May with a cooling breeze from the lake.

A few days later we did a walk along the lake one morning.
Greetings of good morning came from everywhere.
A very pleasant walk among happy people.
Sunshine does remarkable things for people’s mood 🙂

Sea Fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

– Sea Fever by John Masefield


…det var juni som kom



“Nu kommer fruen, den unge frue!” råbte de inde i vognen, og så kom fruen, ung og fin, stolt og nydelig. Hun var født til at holde “syvsovere,” kunne man straks se. Hun gjorde gilde på den længste dag i året, for at man kunne få tid til at spise de mange retter mad; hun havde råd til at køre i egen vogn, men kom dog med posten som de andre, hun ville derved vise at hun ikke var hovmodig; alene rejste hun heller ikke, hun var fulgt af sin yngre broder Julius.

Tolv med posten, Et eventyr af Hans Christian Andersen

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