August 15, 1854

in Thoreau’s Journal:

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The button bush is now nearly alltogether out of bloom––so that it is too late to see the rivers brink in its perfection––

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It must be seen between the blooming of the mikania & the going out of bloom of the button bush––Before you feel this sense of lateness in the year––before the meadows are shorn––and the grass of hills & pastures is thus withered & russet––

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