August 15, 1854

in Thoreau’s Journal:

The button bush is now nearly altogether out of bloom––so that it is too late to see the rivers brink in its perfection–– It must be seen between the blooming of the mikania & the going out of bloom of the button bush––Before you feel this sense of lateness in the year––before the meadows are shorn––and the grass of hills & pastures is thus withered & russet––