Two institutions of New England, our fall colors and Henry David Thoreau, are brought together in this posthumously published rumination on Nature. Autumnal Tints was originally published in the October 1862 Atlantic Monthly. "October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint...more
Okay, I totally thought Thoreau was a poet. But, according to Wikipedia, he is an " author, poet, philosopher, polymath (I don't even know what this means), abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian". Well, this is not poetry, which I would have noticed by simply cracking the boo ...more
A very strong contender for my desert Island book judging by how often I return to Thoreau's wonderful survey of the changing world.
Thoreau's books, ...more