Thoreau's Journal: 23-Feb-1857

I have seen the signs of spring. I have seen a frog swiftly sinking in a pool, or where he dimpled the surface as he leapt in. I have seen the brilliant spotted tortoises stirring at the bottom of the ditches. I have seen the clear sap trickling from the red maple.

1 comment:

DonW said...

Dawn is gray here in the Keweenaw, with snow drifting down and no wind driving it. No hint of spring other than an earlier dawn...
But there was a brief trill on Sunday of a chickadee that felt the quickening of the sun and responded with a spring call.