|A Cottage by the Sea||
He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.
A sap-run is the sweet good-by of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.
John Burroughs, Signs and Seasons, 1886
Sheltand Islands, May 2010
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter ... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring—these are some of the rewards of the simple life. John Burroughs