Fragrant Quotation for December 24th, 2011 from Field and forest friends: a boy's world and how he discovered it By Clarence Hawkes

With the coming of the sunbeams the scent of the pine needles was quickened into life, and a dozen wonderful fragrances stirred into being upon the puffs of the fresh morning breeze. All nature seemed new and vital, revived and quickened by the sparkling dewdrops that trembled in the chalice of each wild flower and which gemmed the most obnoxious weed as well.

Field and forest friends: a boy's world and how he discovered it
By Clarence Hawkes