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  • June in New England is like a lover's dream made tangible.

    • Gladys Taber,
    • "Diary of Domesticity," in Ladies' Home Journal ()
  • If I had Aladdin's lamp and the usual three wishes, the first would always be, 'Give me the first day of June.'

  • June brings tulips, lilies, roses, / Fills the children's hands with posies.

    • Sara Coleridge,
    • "The Months," Pretty Lessons in Verse for Good Children ()
  • June is the time for being in the world in new ways, for throwing off the cold and dark spots of life.

  • Dark red roses in a honeyed wind swinging, / Silk-soft hollyhock, coloured like the moon; / Larks high overhead lost in light, and singing; / That's the way of June.

  • I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.

  • ... June is immortal.

  • June marked the end of spring on California's central coast and the beginning of five months of dormancy that often erupted in fire. Mustard's yellow robes had long since turned red, then brown. Fog and sun mixed to create haze. The land had rusted. The mountains, once blue-hued with young oaks and blooming ceanosis, were tan and gray. I walked across the fallen blossoms of five yucca plants: only the bare poles of their stems remained to mark where their lights had shone the way.

  • What is one to say about June — the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade?

  • June is the gateway to summer ...