Hard rain last night. About one and seven eighths inches fallen since yesterday morning, and river rising again.
See, at Reynolds’s, Hungarian millet raised by Everett. It is smaller and more purple than what is commonly raised here.
P. M. - To Easterbrooks Country.
The fever-bush berries have begun some time, - say one week; are not yet in prime. Taste almost exactly like lemon-peel. But few bushes bear any.
The bayberries are perhaps ripe, but not so light a gray and so rough, or wrinkled, as they will be.
The pods of the broom are nearly half of them open. I perceive that one, just ready to open, opens with a slight spring on being touched, and the pods at once twist and curl a little. I suspect that such seeds as these, which the winds do not transport, will turn out to be more sought after by birds, etc., and so transported by them than those lighter ones which are furnished with a pappus and are accordingly transported by the wind; i. e., that those which the wind takes are less generally the food of birds and quadrupeds than the heavier and wingless seeds.
Muhlenbergia Mexicana by wall between E. Hosmer and Simon Brown, some time. Some large thorn bushes quite bare.