Henry David Thoreau
Squirrel Tracks in Snow
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M. - A fine, driving snow-storm. Have seen no good samples of the blue
in snow this winter. At noon clears up.
P.M. - To Goose Pond by Tuttle Path. A little snow, lodged on the north side of the woods, gives them a hoary aspect - a mere sugaring, however. The snow has just ceased falling - about two inches deep, in the woods, upon the old and on bare ground; but there is scarcely a track of any animal yet to be seen, except here and there the surface of the snow has been raised and broken interruptedly where some mouse came near the surface in its travels, and in one wood I see very numerous tracks, probably of red squirrels, leading to and from three or four holes in the earth close together, somewhat like those in an ant's nest - quite a broad beaten path to some stumps with white pine cones on them and single tracks to the base of trees.
It always gladdens me to see a willow, though catkinless as well as leafless, rising above the new-fallen, untrodden snow, in some dry hollow in the woods, for then I feel nearer to spring. There are some peculiarly dry and late looking ones I see there, but it is enough that they are willows.
The locust pods are open or opening. Little beans they hold. What delicate satin-like inside linings they have!
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