A rainy day: half an inch of rain falls, spoiling much hay. This is so wet a season that the grass is still growing fast and most things are very fresh.
The leaves generally do not get to be perfect till the middle of July, when they are of a dark, hard, glossy green, e. g. the swamp white oak.
6 P. M. - Up Assabet.
Now, after the rain, the sun coming forth brightly, the swallows in numbers are skimming low over the river just below the junction.
Considerable bur-reed, vallisneria, and heart-leaf has been washed up against the weeds and pads along the sides of the river of late.
The canary grass standing so high and densely, with its now very light-brown closed heads, looks more like grain at a distance than any of our wild grasses, as you look down the river from the junction.