After two days and nights of thaw the green fields emerge into the light. A mild Westerly wind knocks and shakes everything free of snow.
Gilbert White, (born 1720), author of The Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne
kept his journal from 1768 to 1793 when he died. His journals record details of the passing seasons. Without plan or pretension they become poetry.
Nov. 23. An eclipse of the moon, total but not central.