southeast storm
...Thoreau's Journal: 16-Sep-1858

When I awake I hear the sound of steady heavy rain. A southeast storm. Our peach tree limbs are broken off by it. It lasts all day, rains a great deal, and scatters many elm boughs and leaves over the street. The wind does damage out of proportion to its strength. The fact is, the trees are unprepared to resist a wind from this quarter and, being loaded with foliage and fruit, suffer so much the more. There will be many windfalls, and fruit will be cheap for awhile.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

as a child my family would look forward to buying windfall apples and pears, most in perfect shape as they landed on grass, my grandmother would make jams and i would find the biggest macintosh to eat in the den!, a nice memory for me!.