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

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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

American naturalist and essayist

COMMENTS


Adreanna from Florence, SC NOVEMBER 4, 2016
I love the simple life!!

sandy from Jacksonville Fl. APRIL 15, 2016
so beautiful!!

Anonymous NOVEMBER 10, 2014
I feel John was right about nature appreciation when he said this quote


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