in Thoreau’s Journal:
Methinks I have experienced a joy sometimes like that which yonder tree for so long, has budded and blossomed—and reflected the green rays.
The opposite shore of the pond seen through the haze of a September afternoon, as it lies stretched out in grey content, answers to some streak in me.
I love to look aslant up the tree tops from some dell, and finally rest myself in the blueish mistiness of the white pines.
Many’s the pine I know—that’s a greybeard and wears a cocked hat.