|June grasses are golden|
|Cherry tree in June (only one cherry though! Perhaps more next year.)|
|June and the roadside trees are sprouting at last|
From The Odyssey, book v111 Homer, 9th century B.C.
Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
To left and right, outside, he saw an orchard
closed by a pale – four spacious acres planted
With trees in bloom or weighted down for picking:
pear trees, pomegranates, brilliant apples,
luscious figs, and olives ripe and dark.
|The greening in our Vegetable Garden|
After the vines came rows of vegetables
of all the kinds that flourish in every season,
and through the garden plots and orchard ran
channels from one clear fountain, while another
rushed through apipe under the courtyard entrance
to serve the house and all who came for water.