Authors

John Muir

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Kimes Entry Number

045

Original Date

6-24-1875

William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

A sudden June storm dumped over a foot of snow on the mountains, burying the flowers and ferns. Muir writes: ""It would seem as if nature were dealing harshly with her tender plant children, as if she sought to destroy them. Yet all that we call destruction is creating, and it is just where storms fall most violently that the greatest quantity of beauteous, joyous life appear."

Publication

San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin

Page/Column

p.1., col. 1

Summering in the Sierra. John Muir Discourses of Mountain Flora-A Winter Storm in June. Something about the Glacial Period-The Summer Snow Line, etc. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Gentry's Station, Near Yosemite, June 17th.

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