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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Bank Holiday Fun and Perhaps Some Summer Sun ...

In the UK this weekend it's a bank holiday weekend, which for most means a three day weekend.
For many school children it also means it's the late May half term week. Yippee do I hear some say ... no more getting up for school, a break from the homework, (unless you have exams), mum no longer worrying about what to put in school lunch boxes! Perhaps you may get a trip to the Zoo, Farm or Aquarium, or other great place? Some readers may be planning on travelling to spend time with family and friends. Others may be staying local and enjoying (weather permitting) some local fun-filled charity events, or simply doing some gardening or decorating! Whatever your plans, and whatever the weather I do hope it will be an enjoyable weekend.

Yesterday, in my part of the UK it was a gloriously sunny day, more like a warm summer day and it reminded me of this poem, which I thought I'd share.
Summer Sun
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy's inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.

R L Stevenson (Nov 1850 – Dec 1894) was a Scottish novelist and poet. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses.
He was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.

This weekend perhaps you may ...

visit the park and sit in the shade and read a book - image from google

have fun at the farm, the grandchildren did, and they'll visit again soon

sit in the garden and enjoy a nice low carb smoked salmon blini

or perhaps a slice of low carb strawberry sponge cake 

Whatever your weekend plans are, I hope you may find time to relax a while

All the best Jan


Jules said...

Have a wonderful weekend Jan and thank you for the half term reminder. I had forgotten. X 😃

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Jan. And I love smoked salmon! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for reminding me of R.L. Stevenson's wonderful poem, I always loved his poems when I was a kid. I love the look of those smoked salmon blinis, too, yummy! Have a great holiday weekend, hugs, Valerie

only slightly confused said...

Sounds like a wonderful day where you are....we are getting the occasional burst of sun....VERY occasional. I think I'll stay in and finish the laundry lol.

Christine said...

Have a great weekend, love your summer food treats!

Tom said...

...I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

handmade by amalia said...

A lovely weekend post, Jan. I especially enjoyed the poem as I've not read it before.

a rich tapestry said...

It's not surprising R.L.Stevenson is a popular writer. He wrote some good books and many poems that we learnt by heart in school. Thank you for sharing this poem together with great photos. Wishing you a relaxing long weekend.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A lovely post! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Sami said...

Have a lovely long weekend Jan and enjoy the sunshine. We're having a long weekend in Perth next weekend!
Lovely poem.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Jan! Thank you! Big Hugs!