April 4, 1855

in Thoreau’s Journal:

All the earth is bright. the very pines glisten–& the water is a bright blue….


Not only are the evergreens brighter–but the pools–as that upland one behind Lees–the ice as well as snow– about their edges being now completely melted–have a peculiarly warm–watery & bright April look–as if ready to be inhabited by frogs.