September 19

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September 19, 1850 in Thoreau’s Journal:
The goldenrods and asters impress me not like individuals but great families covering a thousand hills and having a season to themselves.

 

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September 19, 1852 in Thoreau’s Journal:

The soapwort gentian cheers & surprises with solid bulbs of blue from the shore—the stale grown purplish. It abounds along the river—after so much has been mown.