Thoreau for your Tuesday…

At a distance in several directions I see the tawny earth streaked or spotted with the bank or hills and fields appear,or else the green-black evergreen forests,or the brown, or the russet, or tawny deciduous woods, and here and there, where the agitated surface of the river is exposed, the blue-black water.That dark-eyed water,especially where I see it at right angles with the direction of the sun, is it not the first sign of spring?How it’s darkness contrasts with the general lightness of the winter! It has more life in it than any other part of the earth’s surface.It is where one of the arteries of the earth is palpable, visible.February 12,1860

230px-Henry_David_Thoreaumelting at Thoreau’s Cove-1998)


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