June 26, 2010

Days Of Wine And Roses.

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

Ernest Dowson


Summer - in my vision always arriving as a flamboyant knight - finally regained seasonal reign over the cold North, taking the throne with all the splendor of colours and light, sunshine and fragrance.

The golden time of the year has begun; it will be fleeting and evasive at best, teasing us with few magnificent days of sun and blue skies, only to bestow upon us rain and cold as soon as we let our guard down. Still, these are the days of the elusive summer, which has been anticipated and sought after, like never before. It will compel nature to grow lush and lavish and the air to become saturated with the fragrance of honeysuckle and jasmine.

I intend to spend the next few weeks in the company of the extravagant gentleman Summer and hopefully some lovely visitors as well. Thus I am taking a break and will return again sometimes later in July.

My days of wine and roses are here. And they are not long...

52 comments:

Doreen said...

have fun and enjoy!!

Julie Hibbard said...

I wish I was one of your visitors! Enjoy the days with beautiful Summer in all his glory! Thank you for leaving us with the gorgeous roses...
Will look forward to your return!
Relax and have fun!

Eternally Distracted said...

I absolutely love summer and the happiness it seems to bring :0)

Mr. Stupid said...

Summer is great. It brings lots of surprises every time it arrives. Beautiful pictures.
Smiles...

Tony Single said...

Have a lovely break in the elusive summerlands, Zuzana... otherwise known as the real world! :)

Elizabeth said...

Hej Zuzana,

Enjoy your gentleman called summer, your visitors, blogcamp and your welcome to stop by if you have the time.

Have a magnificent time and I'll see you soon, sweety.

xoxo E.

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SandyCarlson said...

The days of summer are here. I hope you enjoy the fast-moving wonder of summer. Thanks for this beautiful post.

Susan Deborah said...

May you enjoy your break and have lovely times. You and your thoughts here shall be greatly missed. Shall await your coming.

So long.

Joy and passion,
Susan

Kath said...

How strange you should write about roses. I was just commenting to my own Irishman that the lanky, tired climbing rose that we cut down to the ground last year, has filled out into a sturdy bush, covered in dark pink blooms.
ENjoy your little break my lovely friend.

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

I like to read you. Beautiful roses. you have a good rest in good company. kisses to the back

sprinkles said...

I can't help but wonder if the Irishmen is one of your visitors. I hope so!

How coincidental that you chose to write about roses today. I went on a garden tour earlier today and got to see roses and a variety of other flowers and ponds in a decorative style. It really was quite enjoyable!

I shall miss your posts and visits but I do hope you have a wonderful time with your friends.

Radka said...

Ahoj. Děkuji za pochvalu fotek. Vždyť i ty máš moc pěkný blog. Počasí je konečně teplé. Dofám, že vydrží. V létě má být teplo a ne pořád zima. Ahoj Radka.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I shall miss reading your words and enjoying your photos, but sometimes you just need a break in routine to refresh your spirit. You refresh ours always.

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

steviewren said...

Have a wonderful relaxing vacation with your summer Knight! See you later in July.

Beverlydru said...

Your description of summer should be published. Wow...I have to look at this again...he's a flamboyant knight - finally regained seasonal reign over the cold North, taking the throne with all the splendor of colours and light, sunshine and fragrance.
Beautifully expressed. Enjoy the gentleman.

Alesa Warcan said...

Rejoice, rejoice, for summer is here.
Hope you have a lovely time!

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
Hope you have a great recess. Enjoy your beautiful home and flowers! Looking forward to your
return! :) The Bach

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I love your red roses Zuzana!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Thanks a bunch for the roses. Have a good break and look forward to your return.

Reasons said...

Ah sad but true. Enjoy the time x

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, I WILL MISS you...but I'm with you...you should "Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May; Old Time is but a flyin'" (Herbert)...

Love the Dowson lines...a favorite...And your photos of the roses are simply stunning!! No one does it better! You are phenomenal! See you when you get back! Love, Janine OX

Brian Miller said...

i hope you have an amazing break! mine was so needed and perfect...

Keith said...

Those are so beautiful.

I hope you are doing well. Take care of yourself. Have a great week.

Cottage Garden said...

Have a wonderful relaxing time dear Zuzana. I shall miss you and look forward to your return.

Thank you for the gorgeous roses!

Jeanne
xox

Claus said...

have the best of days! Enjoy them to the fullest!

*hugs*

Regina said...

Gorgeous words and roses!
Enjoy a lovely week Zuzana.
xo

LadyCat said...

Enjoy your summer, Zuzana! We are enjoying our flowers, as I know you are. Savor every day...the gentleman summer does pass through so quickly.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Hotter'n you-know-what here! But I love summer anyway. Enjoy yours! C

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I love Roses and these are great!!!

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Sukanya said...

Have fun Zuzana !!! :)

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gaelikaa said...

But for now, enjoy! And move into the next phase....

Vagabonde said...

I just read through all your past posts and admired your beautiful collages. Your rose looks live velvet. I also enjoyed looking at all the stages of growth of your birch tree. I hope you’ll have a nice time off and come back renewed with many ideas to post.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just here to send you my love~Janine XO

Jill said...

Aaaahhhh, welcome summer!
I have been away and was eager to come visit to "hear" your thoughts on THIS particular summer Zuzana!
LOVELY!

Michael Manning said...

Beautifully written Zuzana. Just returned from California and I agree with all this description as well! lol to you!!!!:D)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful roses. I wish you delightful summer.

Hilary said...

Enjoy your time, my dear friend. And I sure hope that one of your anticipated visitors speaks with an Irish accent. ;)

Nessa said...

Your line about summer being a night made me think of Lancelot in his golden armor in the movie Excalibur.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Such gorgeousness dearest Zuzana...your roses are magnificent. Enjoy every minute of this wonderful time of the year...I'm with you in my heart...

Will miss you...

Much love: Evi

Laura said...

Enjoy the lush, vibrant, fleeting beauty of summer dear Zuzana!

Zuzu said...

Enjoy, dear Zuzana!!!

tony said...

ENJOY!

Kata Wagner Berg said...

Just jump in to say have a wonderful Sunday!
O,I am looking forward to go home, my grandma have a lot's of roses in her garden ;)

Helen McGinn said...

I hope you have an amazing summer Zuzana. xx

Sumandebray said...

Have a great time...
Enjoy the summer sing the that John Denver song ... sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy!
Cheers

Radka said...

Ahojky Zuzko, jak pak se máš?? My se máme docela dobře. U nás je velké teplo, prý má být až 35 stupňů, tak pojedeme někam k vodě. Chtěla jsem se zeptat jestli někdy navštěvuješ Českou nebo Slovenskou republiku?? Ahoj Radka.

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Kat_RN said...

Enjoy your Summer Gentleman and your break. I am looking forward to your blogging return.
Your friend,
Kat

Zuzana said...

Thank you so much all my dear friends for your kind words - your genuine kindness is like a sunshine on a cloudy day.
I truly appreciate your visits and I read with great interest every single comment.
I missed you all very much - hope that summer is treating you well.
Xoxo
Zuzana

Gal Friday said...

I miss my bloggy friends in my daily life, too, even if I cannot get online to blog(as has been the case with me lately--too many hours at work and then having visitors in my house.

I am happy that you have had some happy times spent with those you love(of the human and feline form) and the photo collage is stunning! Love the red brick buildings , the rosa rugosa and the ruin on the hill(can you tell me more about that?)