Sunday, July 18, 2021

July's Bookish Art...

 
Frederick Hassam -- Couch on the Porch

"The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. 
It lasts when all other pleasures fade."
--Anthony Trollope

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  1. Love that Trollope quote. Avoid novel has seen me through a few setbacks!

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    1. Books are a great anodyne for whatever ails you. :)

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  2. Love the picture, it really conveys Summer to me!

    Kind regards,

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    1. It really does capture that feeling of summer. I hope you're enjoying your summer, Bettina. :)

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  3. Lovely, such a peaceful setting - a glass of ice tea on a tiny table nearby would be perfection.

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    1. Yes! Maybe with a chocolate chip cookie, or two. :)

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  4. Beautiful painting and quote. I seriously need to get back to Trollope.

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    1. I seriously need to start reading that Trollope book I've now owned for at least five years! Talk about bookish procrastination. :)

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  5. I love that picture. It seems the perfect setting for summer reading.

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    1. Doesn't it? I love this painting, too. :)

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  6. Love that picture! I want that porch and couch.

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    1. I want that big, shady front porch, too! :)

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  7. So pretty! Gives off a nice summer vibe. :)

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    1. It's the perfect painting for this month, isn't it? :)

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  8. Very pretty. That's where I want to be right now.

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    1. Me, too! Especially if the temps aren't anywhere near the 100s. :)

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  9. I love that picture. That, to me, is a perfect summer day.

    Marvelous quote too... :)

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    1. It does look like a perfect summer day! :)

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  10. Beautiful! Yes to some reading on a sunny porch... :)

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    1. All you need is a comfortable pillow and a stack of books and something cool to drink. :)

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  11. So pretty! I'd love to be sitting on that porch today. :)

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  12. Lovely! It reminds me of my grandparents' front porch.

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  13. A great reminder of the power of books!

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    1. I don't know what I would do without them. :)

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  14. Fantastic quote and that picture is really appealing too. Makes me want a reading couch on my porch. :)

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    1. Right? I want a big shady front porch like that one. :)

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  15. I want to read on that couch! And I love that quote too!

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    1. Isn't that the perfect place to read a good book?

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  16. Oh wow, that painting is everything! Who wouldn't want to be in a setting like that enjoying a good book. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Isn't it the perfect summer reading spot? :D

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  17. Great art combined with a great quote.

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  18. Lovely painting! Looks like the perfect place to read in the summer. :)

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