La Plume Noire Photography

The Colours of Summer

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all to short a day:
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his golden complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Shakespeare Sonnet 18

It is very rare for England to have such an early start to summer. In fact, I’m positive that rain will follow this long, dry spell of sunshine. Honestly, England needs the rain. We don’t want the government or council to start the hosepipe ban again – do we?

At least the sunshine is making everyone in an upbeat mood. Well almost everyone, all except the hay fever sufferers. Seriously, the amount of times I have sneezed these past few weeks may have broken the world record. However, this has not stopped me to seek an adventure out into the parks in London, and become an all-out tourist with my DSLR.



  1. Such gorgeous photos, but . . . now back in the US and missing that beautiful English sunshine and the grass beneath my feet.

    Am subscribing and look fwd to more eternal summer. With or without the hosepipe ban!

    Thank you.

    • Thank You! It is rather beautiful in England! Although I believe that rain is on the way…ah well can’t complain. Have fun in the US! I’m sure it’s hotter there.

  2. Steve

    My fear is that this recent warm spell IS our summer and that come August it will be a wash out, nice photographs.

  3. Lovely blog! Very interesting on all accounts, especially the pen, had forgotten how much i used to enjoy using a fountain pen when i was younger. I’ve also been meaning to read The Lovely Bones for ages, your review will inspire me to read it! Beautiful pictures as well, such clarity and colour, just wonderful! I’ve just started blogging, just about myself, piano playing, singing, my jewellery sales etc, just to test the water and was being nosey to see what other people did in terms of blogging. Very impressed!

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