February 10, 1860

in Thoreau’s Journal:

A very strong and a cold northwest wind to-day, shaking the house, —thermometer at 11 AM, 14º, —consumes wood and yet we are cold, and drives the smoke down the chimney.

I see that Wheildon’s pines are rocking and showing their silvery under sides as last spring, —their first awakening, as it were.