John Muir



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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."


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin


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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