Nature 415 "They say it rained forty days and forty nights once in the old days, and that was terrible; but during the winter of 1880-81 it snowed twice forty days; that was more terrible…from the 15thof October when it began, until after the middle of April." Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth. Truly Terrible Snow.
Nature 60 " ...she leaned back in the buggy and let her tired spirit be absorbed in the Nirvana of the incomparable sky." Sinclair Lewis,
Nature 10 "The color of that mysterious chlorophyll which makes food of water and air and sunlight even now, even when the sunlight is thin, when lakes are ice and frost seals the earth." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year. The miracle of Chlorophyll.
Nature 60 "The bud and the egg can wait, for a safe temperature or a precise span of daylight." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year. The miracle of Nature.
Nature 70 "Water is the basic broth of both blood and sap." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year. The miracle of water.