Green Grass Growing

June 26, 2012

Sprinklers watering the grass

Watering the grass

“The grass has so little to do,
A sphere of simple green,
With only butterflies to brood,
And bees to entertain.”
— Emily Dickinson

“We may shut our eyes, but we cannot help knowing
That skies are clear and grass is growing.”
— James Russell Lowell

“No one thinks of Winter when the grass is green.”
— Rudyard Kipling

I love the smell of newly mown grass.  We do not water our lawn, so it does get dry and weedy in late summer.  This year June rains have kept it well watered.  In spite of the rain, I notice that some of our neighbors do keep their sprinklers going.  I liked the line created by these sprinklers, all in a row along the sidewalk.

4 Responses to “Green Grass Growing”

  1. Chris Says:

    I know!! Don’t you want to just run over there and shut them off, especially with all this rain we’ve been having! 🙂 Great photos and lovely poems…I love grass in spring…it is such an other worldly color of green..aah Spring Green??

  2. Adrienne Says:

    and in our part of Wisconsin, we have drought ,brown grass and field corn spikes curling in on themselves.
    Today is one last day of comfortable temperatures before a stretch of 90 plus.- with no rain expected. Today is a very June day and I’ll enjoy it with friends on a walk in a local botanic gardens.

  3. janebubnis Says:

    The very day you posted pictures of the grass with sprinklers, I posted my back yard with the sprinkler going. Oh, it will be brown in a month or two and I will give up on any attempt at keeping it green but it looked good for a spell.


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