May 21, 1852

in Thoreau’s Journal:

The earlier apple trees are in bloom—& resound with the hum of bees of all sizes & other insects. To sit under the 1st apple tree in blossom is to take another step into summer.

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The apple blossoms are so abundant & full-white tinged with red—a rich—scented pomona fragrance—telling of heaps of apples in the autumn—perfectly innocent wholesome & delicious—

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