"Elfride never went out on horseback but she brought home something - something found, or something bought. If she trotted to town or village, her burden was books. If to hills, woods, or the seashore, it was wonderful mosses, abnormal twigs, a handkerchief of wet shells or seaweed."
~ Text: Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes, 1873
~ Images: Swedish Botanical, 1920s