August 28

August 28, 1851 in Thoreau’s Journal:
You may have the extraordinary for your province, if you will let me have the ordinary.

August 28, 1852 in Thoreau’s Journal:

Now the red osier berries are very handsome along the river—over hanging the water—for the most part pale blue mixed with whitish—part of the pendent jewelry of the season. The berries of the alternate leaved Cornel have dropped off mostly. The white berried & red osier are in their prime. The other 3 kinds I have not seen– The viburnums dent. & nudum are in the prime—The sweet Viburnum not yet purple & the maple leaved still yellowish. Hemp still in blossom.