August 13, 1854

in Thoreau’s Journal:

The change decay & fall of the brakes in the woods &c is perhaps more autumnal than any sight….


Some are quite brown & shriveled—others—yellow—others yellow & brown —other yellow, brown, & green—making a very rich & particolored or checkered work as of plaited straw-bead or straw work—or ivory— Others are still green with brown spots. In respect to these and many other plants of this size & habit it is already fall. They stand yellow & yellowing all through the woods—


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