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“A beaver does not, as legend would have it, know which direction the tree will fall when he cuts it, but counts on alacrity to make up for lack of engineering expertise.”
“... the aspen has éclat, a glorious brashness in defiance of the rules, the flapper who does the Charleston in the midst of the grand waltz.”
“Flies are the price we pay for summer.”
“When there is a river in your growing up, you probably always hear it.”
“One of the delights of a river evening, especially after chinning up sandstone and shale ledges and poking around dry, silty terraces, is a rinse in the river.”
Ann Zwinger, U.S. nature writer
Full name: Ann Haymond Zwinger.