Out of the Past
May 27

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau, American Writer
Historic Print

Nodding Trillium Flower Beneath Leaf
Nodding Trillium Flower Beneath Leaf
Photographic Poster

Sweet Flag Grass
Sweet Flag Grass
Potted Plant

The Portable Thoreau
The Portable Thoreau
Walden and Civil Disobedience
Walden and Civil Disobedience
Thumbing Through Thoreau
Thumbing Through Thoreau
A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau

A Mind with Wings
A Mind with Wings
The Story of Henry David Thoreau

Henry David's House
Henry David's House
by Henry David Thoreau

Walden, or Life in the Woods Poster
Walden, or Life in the Woods

Autumnal Tints
Autumnal Tints
Audio CD
Reading by Brett Barry.

6" Display, U.S. & International Wireless


At Corner Spring.
A wet day. The veery sings nevertheless. The road is white with the apple blossoms fallen off, as with snowflakes. The dogwood is coming out. Ladies'-slippers out. They perfume the air. Ranunculus recurratus, hooked crowfoot, by the spring. Prunus maritima, beach plum, by Hubbard's. Dwarf cornel. Smilacina racemosa, clustered Solomon's-seal. The nodding trillium has a faint, rich scent; the Convallaria bifolia a strong but not very pleasant scent. Ranunculus acris, or tall crowfoot, before the first buttercup shows much. Viola lanceolata, white. (I did not distinguish it before.) My early willow is either the swamp willow or the bog willow of Bigelow. The Salix nigra, or black willow, of Gray, in bloom. Myosotis laxa, water mouse-ear, by Depot Field Brook. The fruit of the sweet flag is now just fit to eat, and reminds me of childhood - the critchicrotches. They would help sustain a famished traveller  The inmost tender leaf, also, near the base, is quite palatable, as children know. I love it as well as muskrats.

May 26, 1852

Twitter Updates
follow Thoreau on Twitter

Other Entries

October 23-28
October 29
November 1
November 6
November 10
November 11
November 14
November 20
November 27
December 6
December 16
January 7
February 21
February 25
March 1
March 7
March 11
March 19
April 3
May 1
May 3
May 9
May 10
May 19
May 20
May 24
May 26