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:

Mark Ratledge said...

The Great Blue Herons have been around all winter, fishing the brittle edges of the river ice, but I'm waiting for the Red-Winged Blackbirds - their buzzing screams will mean spring has arrived.