Summer

From the Oxford University Press blog:

Henry James was a man of many words. But when it came to selecting just a pair that he would define as the two most beautiful words in the English language, he chose the words, summer afternoon.

Enjoy. The humidity lifted here today - and it's beautiful. I can even breathe!

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