August 26, 1855

in Thoreau’s Journal:

More wind & quite cold this morning but very bright & sparkling autumn-like air–-reminding of frosts to be apprehended–-but hear a rumor tempting abroad-–to adventure….The red maples of Potter’s swamp show a dull purple blush-–& sometimes a low scarlet bough-–the effect evidently of the rain ripening them….