Fragrant Quote for November 26th, 2011 from A Labrador spring By Charles Wendell Townsend

A Labrador spring
By Charles Wendell Townsend

To sleep out under the stars in cool, pure air, free from mosquitoes or flies of any sort, to breathe in the fragrance of the balsam and the sea, to be gently rocked by the subdued ocean waves in protected harbours, to be lulled to sleep by the lapping of the water against the boat's sides, by the calls of the spotted sandpiper and the evening hymn of the robin, to awake to the song of the fox sparrow and the whitethroat on the shores, and the love-cooing of the eider on the water, — this was indeed good and productive of heart's content.