2 May 1853

by layman k

May 2. Summer vellowbird on the opening Salix alba. Chimney swallows and the bank or else cliff ditto. Small pewee? Our, earliest gooseberry in garden has bloomed. What is that pondweed-like plant floating in a pool near Breed’s, with a slender stem and linear leaves and a small whorl of minute leaves on the surface,  and nutlets in the axils of the leaves, along the stein, as if now out of bloom? Missouri currant.

from the journals of Henry David Thoreau