September 23, 1854

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–.