June 1, 1853

in Thoreau’s Journal:

Summer begins now about a week past—with the expanded leaves—the shade & warm weather….

what a variety of colors we are entertained––yet most colors are rare or in small doses presented us as a condiment or spice ––– Much of green-blue-black & white but of yellow & the different shades of red far less. The eyes feast on the different shades of flowers as on tit-bits—-they are its spices. How much lupine is now in full bloom…