Thoreau's Journal: 2-Apr-1857

A great change in the weather. I set out apple trees yesterday, but in the night it was very cold, with snow, which is now several inches deep. On the sidewalk in Cambridge I saw a toad, which apparently hopped out from under a fence last evening, frozen quite hard in a sitting posture. Carried it into Boston in my pocket, but could not thaw it into life.

1 comment:

DonW said...

It's good to read, after the many Journal entries over the last month, that in the 1850's Thoreau records "A great change in the weather" with snow and very cold weather. With a 21st century warming of winters, it was somewhat reassuring that a century and a half back Thoreau records very warm March weather and Aprils that came in with frigid weather just like we experience nowadays.