Louie [Wanda Muir]
& showy flrs & forests on bush like herbacious plants made fringes about the palms.Then after passing through these palm forests you come to wide open spaces sparsely planted with the cuban pine which has a round umbrella like head of spreading branches densely clad with long bright green needles while the ground bright with sunshine is covered with a regular crop of dwarf palmeto which seems to take the place of grass. tufts of [wandy?] grasses & the lovely liatris with tall [wandy?] purple spikes of flowers one of my favorites which I have kept in mind all these years since last I was in Florida, rising in the midst. & then along streams there were wonderful belts of woods of many species.[letterhead]all lied together & laden with flowery vines.This morning I began botanizing before breakfast - in the open space besides the hotel, lovely flowers in lavish abundance in trampled waste places.Then we got a carriage & drove all forenoon & afternoon over coral roads through the densest pine & palm & laurel & [panpan?] & banyan forests full of bloom unspeakably rich & exuberant & wild. Kirk Munroe the writer lives on the coast in a nice cottage among groves of wild lemon & coco palms about 3 miles from here02502
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Reel 10, Image 0485
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