• To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.
    Jane Austen

      English writer - Died 1817

  • When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
    John Muir

      Scottish-American naturalist and writer - Died 1914

  • Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
    John Updike

      American writer - Died 2009

  • Make the boy interested in natural history if you can; it is better than games.
    Robert Falcon Scott

      British explorer - Died 1912

  • Human subtlety... will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
    Leonardo da Vinci

      Italian artist and polymath - Died 1519

  • In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - only consequences.
    Robert G Ingersoll

      American lawyer - Died 1899

  • Summer has set in with its usual severity.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

      English poet - Died 1834