November 9, 1851

 in Thoreau’s Journal:


Pitch pine cones very beautiful—not only the fresh leather colored ones but especially the dead grey ones—covered with lichens— The scales so regular & close—like an impenetrable coat of mail. These are very handsome to my eye— Also those which have long since opened regularly & shed their seeds


An abundance of the rattlesnake Plantain in the woods by Brown’s Pond….