Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer in a Garden

You may have heard the saying "Everyone talks about the weather, but no ones does anything about it." This quote is usually attributed to Mark Twain. It is however, the words of Mark Twains neighbor, Charles Dudley Warner. Who wrote Summer in a Garden, a humerus week by week play, whose main characters are the lovable fruits and charismatic vegetables ruled by the soft and treacherous face of nature. Charles Dudley Warner is an intoxicating read with lovable anecdotes that will make you fall back in love with your garden, all over again.

The onion in its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables; and it is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can almost be said to have a soul. You take off coat after coat, and the onion is still there; and, when the last one is removed, who dare say that the onion itself is destroyed, though you can weep over its departed spirit? If there is any one thing on this fallen earth that the angels in heaven weep over--more than another, it is the onion.

Charles Dudley Warner, Summer in a Garden

I suggest: Read this book so that the chapters coincide with the weeks spent in your garden, hopefully you can wait a week to read the next chapter.

For a other works by Charles Dudley Warner visit here. Check out the Gilded Age wherein Charles Dudley Warner collaborates with Mark Twain.

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