5 March 1855

by layman k

A strong but warm southwesterly (?) wind, which has produced a remarkable haze. As I go along by Sleepy Hollow, this strong, warm wind, rustling the leaves on the hillsides, this blue haze, and the russet earth seen through it, remind me that a new season has come. There was the less thick, more remotely blue,  haze of the 11th February, succeeded by a thaw, beginning on the 14th. Will not rain follow this much thicker haze ?

from the journals of Henry David Thoreau