Out of the Past

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Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
American Writer

Twilight Thunderstorm by Jeff Aeling
Twilight Thunderstorm
by Jeff Aeling

Clouds Over Cold Creek by Ronda Waiksnis
Clouds Over Cold Creek
by Ronda Waiksnis
Yellow Shafted Flicker
Yellow Shafted Flicker

Audubon

Thoreau the Land Surveyor
Thoreau the Land Surveyor
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau: 1837-1861
Kindle Edition

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"Wild Apples"
and Other Natural History Essays

Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Henry Thoreau
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau


         
~ 1854

The last four or five days it has been very hot and we have been threatened with thundershowers every afternoon, which interfered with my long walk, though we had not much.

Now, at 2pm, I hear again the loud thunder and see the dark clouds in the west. Some small and nearer clouds are floating past, white against the dark-blue distant one.


~ 1853

The night is rapidly gathering her forces in deepening lines of shade under the east side of the willow causeway and the woods. Now the sun has dipped into the western ocean. He is one half below the horizon, and I see lines of distinct forest trees, miles and miles away on some ridge, now revealed against his disk. It takes many a western woodland - go far enough, a whole Iowa - to spare it.

Now only the smallest segment of its sphere, like a coal of fire rising above the forest, is seen sending a rosy glow up the horizon sky.

The illustrious traveller with whom we have passed a memorable day has gone his way, and we return slowly to our castle of the night.






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