May 5, 1852

 in Thoreau’s Journal:

A really warm day. I perspire in my thick coat….The maple-tops show red with their blossoms against the higher trees….The red maples & elms now covered with full rich [color] are now on the whole the most common & obvious blossoms. 

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It is their season, and they are worthy of it…Every part of the world is beautiful today—