Butler’s Spring

Sir William Francis Butler was travelling along the banks of the Peace River just in time to see the arrival of spring, 1873.  The sense of happy satisfaction that comes with the event hasn’t changed much since then 🙂

From The Wild North Land: Being the Story of a Winter Journey, with Dogs, Across North America (1873):

The earth, bare of snow, gave forth a delicious fragrance, which one drank with infinite delight after the long, long scentless winter; and over the white river below and the pine forest beyond, summer, dressed in blue sky and golden sunbeam, came moving gently up on the wing of the soft south wind. 

Have you written or read a great description of the Peace Country?  Please post it here!  Town Spirit is all about such things 🙂

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