in Thoreau’s Journal:
Now look out for redness on the face
of the earth–such as is seen on the cheek of
the sweet viburnum–or as frosty morning
walk imparts to a man’s face– Very brilliant
& remarkable now are the prinos berries–when
so brilliant & pert–when most things
flowers & berries have withered.
I gather pretty good wild pears near the New Road–nowin prime.
The C. sericea bushes along the edge of the great meadows–are
now turned mulberry–& here is an end of its berries then.
The hard frosts of the 21st & 22nd have put an end to several kinds of plants
& prob. berries for this year–
This is the crisis when many kinds conclude their summer–.