Henry David Thoreau
by A. J. Casson
Reading by Brett Barry.
and Other Natural History Essays
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden; Or, Life in the Woods / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod
Searching for Thoreau
On the Trails and Shores of Wild New England
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