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The Wild Garden of George Upham Hay in New Brunswick - Article
The dewdrops on every blade of grass are so much like silver drops
that I am obliged to stoop down as I walk to see if they are pearls,
and those sprinkled on the ivy-woven beds of primroses underneath the
hazels, whitethorns and maples are so like gold beads that I stooped
down to feel if they were hard, but they melted from my finger.
And where the dew lies on the primrose, the violet and whitethorn leaves they are emerald and beryl, yet nothing more than the dews of the morning on the budding leaves;
“When our government and our capitalists are laboring to bring new land under irrigation by the construction of huge and expensive works, floods are tearing away, in small parcels, here and there, an aggregate of old land, much of it already irrigated, which is comparable to the new land in area and value. The opening of these great reclamation projects we celebrate by oratory and monuments, but the loss of our existing farms we dismiss as an act of God - like the storm or the earthquake, inevitable. But it is not an act of God; on the contrary, it is the direct result of our own misuse of the country we are trying to improve.”
Aldo Leopold, 1924 from Pioneers and Gullies.