“.. she longed to go alone far into the fields and hear the birds
singing, the brooks tinkling and the wind rustling through the corn, as
she had when a child. To smell things and touch things, warm earth and
flowers and grasses and to stand and gaze where no one could see her,
drinking it all in.”
~Flora Thompson : Lark Rise to Candleford.
Photo: The Vale of Lorton, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England, by by Andrew Locking.