“I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.”
~John Burroughs quote

Photographed at John Burroughs home in Roxbury, New York, USA.

Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.

In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs, who had built a cabin, “Woodchuck Lodge.” John’s nephew, John C, the son of Curtis Burroughs, ran the farm from the main house. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.Photographed in Roxbury, New York, USA

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnabout 3 years ago

    lovely capture to couple with this thought-provoking quote. Interesting informative narrative too. well done!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Pamela!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thanks Kathy!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 3 years ago

    A lovely shot

  • Thank you Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image, again I agree with the quote very much, Great work Sis.

  • Thanks very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    oh,,how wonderful this place looks to be,, I must add to my list of places to visit,, beautiful capture sis,, hugs♥

  • Great place, will be going back up in late spring!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    awesome capture Pamela wonderful image

  • Thank you much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago

    What a wonderful old building

  • Thanks much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    What a very interesting narrative to accompy this great shot Pamela

  • Thanks, I can’t wait to go back in the summer!

    – Pamela Phelps

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