August 21, 1852

in Thoreau’s Journal:

Fruits now take the place of flowers to some extent.  These brilliant colored fruits flower like….The sound of the crickets gradually prevails more and more, I hear the year falling asleep….The high blackberries by the road side are sweet but covered with dust….The bitter-sweet berries now bright red still handsomer than the flowers. The barberries are turning. 

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