Isn’t that exhilarating, the land shouting with grass?  And due to successive years of dousing rain, it feels lush and burstingly, verdantly abundant.   

There would be five or six wet and wonderful years when there might be nineteen to twenty-five inches of rain, and the land would shout with grass.

See two other exhilarating descriptions of beauty from the same book, one of an orange poppy carpet, the other concerning the memories, names and smells of nature imprinted in the child’s mind. 

Source: John Steinbeck, East of Eden (London: Penguin Classics, 2000), p. 9

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