"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
Henry David Thoreau
"And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles."
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
"How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!" Ralph Waldo Emerson