April 29, 1852

in Thoreau’s Journal:

The may-flower on the point of blossoming— I think I may say that it will blossom to-morrow. It is singularly unpretending—not seeking to exhibit or display its simple beauty. It is the most delicate flower both to eye & to scent as yet—

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Its weather worn leaves do not adorn it. It if had fresh spring leaves it would be more famous & sought after.

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