[page 2] him so many years his voice seemed charmingly familiar. The morning light is streaming in between the domes & the sculpture of the arches is splendidly brought out. How eloquently it speaks of the icy past. How marvelous the richness & delicacy of the sculpture wrought by so simple & blunt & unwieldy a tool. I’ve been out sauntering on the meadows and along the sleepy river. Two ouzels came glinting on the crisp bright water, & after nodding recognizingly, & doing all their dainty manners began wading & ducking in the shallows. They are little [ ] nuggets of water music as if the brown peebles over wh’ the river has sung for ages had at length been overgrown with moss & feathers & flown away.
Yosemite Valley [Calif.]
1872 Sep 25
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 16 cm.
1872 Sept 25 JM to J Carr
MSS 301 Shone
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