August 25, 1852

in Thoreau’s Journal:


Methinks the truly weather-wise will know themselves––& find the signs of rain in their own moods––the aspect of their own skies or thoughts & not consult swallows & spiders––  I incline always questions about the weather without thinking.  Does a mind in sympathy with nature need a hygrometer? 

[Entry for August 26, 1852:  Rain Rain.]