Rejoice in the river

  Mist upstream of the Bissell Bridge over the Connecticut between Windsor and South Windsor, Conn .

Mist upstream of the Bissell Bridge over the Connecticut between Windsor and South Windsor, Conn.

"{If} the river is as varied and beautiful as the Connecticut, you can merely look at -- in the long light of a sultry summer evening, under an angry winter sky, in the high color of autumn or the pastel shades of spring -- and derive that sense of peace and uplift of the spirit that most men find in living water.''

-- The late Roger Tory Peterson, Connecticut-based naturalistornithologist, artist and educator, whose work is considered one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-Century environmental movement.

This quote is from The Connecticut River, by Evan Hill (1972)