As mentioned before, this Bird is off for a few days to spend time with family and friends for a mini summer vacation. For this short parting of ways, I wish the Jaunty readers sweet summer wishes and thoughts to carry them through the lazy evenings of smoldering sunsets and the wafting of a floral-painted paper fan.
Then followed that beautiful season, Called by the pious Acadian peasants the Summer of All-Saints! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In summer, the song sings itself. - William Carlos Williams
The summer night is like a perfection of thought. - Wallace Stevens
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. - Celia Thaxter
Jaunty Fine Print: photos by Denise Sakaki