[Jeanne C.] Carr
any other of our plants you wish for. I have no skill whatever in the matter - I am enjoying myself exceed- ingly - the dear flowers of Wis are incomparably more numerous then those of [illegible] or Indiana, with what [illegible] unspeakable joy did I welcome those flowers that I have loved so long - hundreds grow in the full light of our openings that I had not seen since leaving home. In company with my little friend I visited Mu[illegible] lake we approached it by a ravine in the principal hills that belong to it, we emerged from the low leafy oaks and it came in full view all unchanged, sparkling & clear with its edging of rushes & lilies, - and there too was the meadow with its brook, & willows, and all the well known [nooks?] of its winding00421border where many a moss & fern find home, I held these poor eyes to the dear dear scene and it reached me once more in its full glory. We visited my mill pond a [very?] Li[illegible]pation affair upon a branch creek from springs in the meadow, after leaving the [illegible], my stream flows underground a few yards, the opening of this dark way is extremely beautiful I wish you could see it, it is hung with a slender meadow [illegible] whose flowing t[illegible] leaves have just sufficient stiffness to make them [illegible] with [illegible]table beauty as they reach down to welcome the water to the light. This [illegible] one of Natures finest pieces most del- [illegible]ately finished, & composed of just this quiet flowing water, green sedge & summer light. I wish you could see the ferns
[ca. 1867 Aug 1-12]
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm
Reel 01, Image 1098
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