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FOUR SEASONS: SUMMER

by Kenji
The image above is of Bosherston pools. Wales. Summertime and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. France seems ideal for a summer getaway from winter blues (i first posted this in winter cold), Rohmer the summer master. And now here the sun is shining, all round is lush green and blossoms and birdsong, and the warmth of summer is at last announcing its most welcome arrival with a deft and courteous wave of its gorgeous cape. Abraham Valley isn’t set only in summer, but when it is, how beautiful! The roses, the oranges, the Douro valley.. Highly recommended: The Green Ray (Rohmer) Celine and Julie go Boating… Read more

The image above is of Bosherston pools. Wales.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.

France seems ideal for a summer getaway from winter blues (i first posted this in winter cold), Rohmer the summer master. And now here the sun is shining, all round is lush green and blossoms and birdsong, and the warmth of summer is at last announcing its most welcome arrival with a deft and courteous wave of its gorgeous cape.

Abraham Valley isn’t set only in summer, but when it is, how beautiful! The roses, the oranges, the Douro valley..

Highly recommended:
The Green Ray (Rohmer)
Celine and Julie go Boating (Rivette)
Abraham Valley (Oliveira)
Pierrot le Fou (Godard)
A Day in the Country (Renoir)
Claire’s Knee (Rohmer)
Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul)
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Rohmer)
Days and Nights in the Forest (Ray)
The Last Day of Summer (Konwicki)
Rear Window (Hitchcock)
The End of Summer (Ozu)
The River (Renoir)
Contempt (Godard)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir)
Ornamental Hairpin (Shimizu)
Crazed Fruit (Nakahira)
Early Summer (Ozu)
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Tran Anh-Hung)
People on Sunday (Ulmer, Siodmak, Zinnemann)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman)

Suggestions welcome.

~

That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees
In some melodious plot
Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
Singest of summer in full-throated ease.

(John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale)

A snake came to my water-trough
On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat,
To drink there.

(D.H.Lawrence: Snake)

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