Summer arrived just in time for its own birthday this year, but what a flurry of colour and bursting of bloom it has pinned to its bonnet, captured in this description.

‘The sweet-smelling flowers of June were in bloom now, bergamot, lavender, roses, and honeysuckle.’

Source: Elizabeth Goudge, The Runaways (London: Hesperus Press, 2013), p. 242

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