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Costumes and Masks
Henry David Thoreau
American Writer

Cherries
Cherries

White Pine by A. J. Casson
White Pine
by A. J. Casson

Autumnal Tints
Autumnal Tints
Audio CD
Reading by Brett Barry.

"Wild Apples" and Other Natural History Essays
"Wild Apples"
and Other Natural History Essays

Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Henry Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden; Or, Life in the Woods / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod

Searching for Thoreau
Searching for Thoreau
On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England



         

Detected a large English cherry in Smith's woods beyond Saw Mill Brook by the peculiar fresh orange-scarlet color of its leaves, now that almost all leaves are quite dull or withered.

The same in gardens. The gooseberry leaves in our garden and in fields are equally and peculiarly fresh scarlet.
October 29, 1854
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P. M. -To Baker Farm, on foot.

Nature now, like an athlete, begins to strip herself in earnest for her contest with her great antagonist Winter. In the bare trees and twigs what a display of muscle!

Looking toward Spanish Brook, I see the white pines, a clear green, rising amid and above the pitch pines, which are parti-colored, glowing internally with the warm yellow of the old leaves. Of our Concord evergreens, only the white and pitch pines are interesting in their change, for only their leaves are bright and conspicuous enough.
October 29, 1858



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