August 20, 1853

in Thoreau’s Journal:

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Was that neottia or spiranthes gracilis 15 inches high there without ap. leaf— They have got nearly all the grass from the meadow—

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…..This day too has that autumnal character. I am struck by the clearness & stillness of the air—the brightness of the landscape or as it were the reflection of light from the washed earth the darkness & heaviness of the shade…

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