This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare

Childhood Joys

22 Comments CherryPie on Sep 7th 2014

22 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. What an enchanting image….I love the little sprites playing
    among the bloomers:) So beautiful!

  2. Mandy says:

    I love this quote. It really resonates with me. And what a lovely photo! I love the little ones amongst the grass.

  3. ....peter:) says:

    i love to see the children running around the wildflowers Cherie….peter:)

  4. Ginnie says:

    It’s one of those quotes that bears repeating, Cherry…and hanging on the wall somewhere prominent!

  5. lisl says:

    This is quite delightful, Cherie

  6. Sackerson says:

    When the voices of children are heard on the green
    And laughing is heard on the hill,
    My heart is at rest within my breast
    And everything else is still.

    “Then come home, my children, the sun is gone down
    And the dews of night arise;
    Come, come, leave off play, and let us away
    Till the morning appears in the skies.”

    “No, no, let us play, for it is yet day
    And we cannot go to sleep;
    Besides, in the sky the little birds fly
    And the hills are all cover’d with sheep.”

    “Well, well, go & play till the light fades away
    And then go home to bed.”
    The little ones leaped & shouted & laugh’d
    And all the hills echoed.

    • CherryPie says:

      That is a nice poem, I had not come accross it before. The second version on the link you gave changes the whole tone of it. I much prefer the one you have quoted above.

  7. Astrid says:

    Great quote. And a wonderful picture, I bet the children had a great time playing hide-an-seek.

  8. Such an interesting place!
    Where is it?

  9. bernieshoot says:

    so cute these littles yellow spring wild flowers,
    very nice place

  10. It almost looked a maze with those tall grasses….and a lovely reminder to be true to ourselves…wonderful start to my week.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am glad you enjoyed it :-)

      It is called a mizmaze:

      Planted in 2004 on the slopes of a former vineyard, the idea bore fruit after initial research into different types of mazes revealed an ancient labyrinth called a Mizmaze – a touching coincidence given that Mary Dawes, who lived at Mount Ephraim for sixty years, was always known to family and friends as ‘Miz’.

      Medieval Mizmazes were nine circuit labyrinths of raised turf paths and thought to have been used by monks for exercise and meditation. The interpretation at Mount Ephraim has been to flank the turf paths not with bare earth but with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials, which creates a delightful meadow effect blending into the pastoral landscape beyond.

      Here is another photo of mine that shows how it looks from higher ground:

  11. Claude says:

    All I can say is ‘Alleluia.’