July 15, 1854

in Thoreau’s Journal:

This cooler—still cloudy weather after the rain is very autumnal & restorative to our spirits— The robin sings—still—but the goldfinch twitters over oftener—& I hear the link link of the bobolink (one perfect strain!) and the crickets creak more as in the fall— All these sounds dispose our minds to serenity….


We seem to be passing or to have passed a dividing line between spring & autumn—& begin to descend the long slope toward winter.