BOOK QUOTE: "The darkness around us presses down, as if to listen. The music of the wind rises and falls with the swirls of the snow, the creaking of the sea of branches in the darkness above us." — from the novel Sinful Folk PHOTO: Sutro Forest by
Artist: Newton, Amanda Almira, ca. 1860-1943 Scientific name: Persea Common name: avocados Variety: Champion "U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705"