Category Archives: Botany

Late-August Succession of Morning Sounds

A quiet woodsy morning evolves into a wake-up call. Continue reading

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Acorns in July

“Oak corn, that is ac-corn, or acorn,”  (from Thoreau’s Wild Fruits) July 31.  It’s 7 AM and acorns are pelting my car, which is parked in the driveway near the open window where I sit writing.  A sunny summer day … Continue reading

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Faith in a Seed

I recently finished reading Faith in a Seed, which collects some of Henry Thoreau‘s late nature writing that was published for the first time in 1993.  The book is composed largely of one of his lesser-known essays, “The Dispersion of Seeds,” … Continue reading

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Walden Pond is Hot

Federal Climate Report Predicts Hotter and More Extreme Future Because of Climate Change | TIME.com.

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A Late October Afternoon at Walden Pond

“October is the month of painted leaves…” (H.D. Thoreau)

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Thoreau Biographer Robert Richardson: “Autumnal Tints”

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