Again I am attracted by the hoary, as it were misty morning light on the base of the upper leaves of the velvety Pycnanthemum incanum. It is the most interesting of this genus here. The smooth sumach is pretty generally crimson-berried on the Knoll, and its lower leaves are scarlet-tipped (though there are some blossoms yet), but the Rhus copallina there is not yet out. See dense fields of the great epilobium now in its prime, like soldiers in the meadow, resounding with the hum of bees. The butterflies are seen on the pearly everlasting, etc., etc. Hieracium paniculatum by Gerardia quercifolia path in woods under Cliffs, two or three days. Elodea two and a half feet high, how long? The flowers at 3 P. M. nearly shut, cloudy as it is. Yet the next day, later, I saw some open, I think.