quote by Jean Hersey

August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple.

— Jean Hersey

Practical Peach Blossoms quotations

You ask why I make my home n the mountain forest, and I smile, and am silent, and even my soul remains quiet: it lives in the other world which no one owns. The peach trees blossom, The water flows.

Peach blossoms quote A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

I am asked why I live in the green mountains;

I smile but reply not, for my heart is at rest. The flowing waters carry the image of the peach blossoms far, far away; there is an earth, there is a heaven, unknown to men.

Peach blossoms quote You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.
You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.

You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;

I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men.

Just as cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms all possess their own unique qualities, each person is unique. We cannot become someone else. The important thing is that we live true to ourselves and cause the great flower of our lives to blossom.


Walking on willow tree roads by a river dappled with peach blossoms, I look for spring light, but am everywhere lost. Birds fly up and scatter floating catkins. A ponderous wave of flowers sags the branches.

Peach blossoms quote Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming garden
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.

... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.

I've seen spring come to the orchard every year as far back as I can remember and I've never grown tired of it. Oh, the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn't have to give us cherry blossoms you know. He didn't have to make apple trees and peach trees burst into flower and fragrance. But God just loves to splurge. He gives us all this magnificence and then, if that isn't enough, He provides fruit from such extravagance.

There were so many miracles at work: that a blossom might become a peach, that a bee could make honey in its thorax, that rain might someday fall. I thought then about the seasons changing, and in the gray of night I could almost will myself to see the azure sky, the gold of the maple leaves, the crimson of the ripe apples, the hoarfrost on the grass.