|A Cottage by the Sea||
In the field of natural history, things escape us because the actors are small, and the stage is very large and more of less veiled and obstructed.
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