Wife [Louie Wanda Muir]
[letterhead]Sep 25 1898Dear LOuie.We drove up here from Cranbury Yesterday, a distance about 18 miles through the most beautiful deciduous forests I ever saw. All the landscapes in every direction are made up of mountains, a billowing sea of them without bounds as far as one can look. & every mountain hill & ridge & hollow is densely forested with so many kinds of trees their mere names would fill this sheet. & now they are beginning to put on [this?] purple & gold. Liriodendron Nyssa, sassafras, oxydendron mountain Ash Tilia birch beech hickory ash magnolia 3 species, Chestnut, etc. & maples I wish I could hand you a bouquet of these leaves their beauty is perfectly enchanting.After lunch yesterday we walked 5 or [illegible] miles along the mountain top where the tremendous storms of winter prevent trees from growing here the open broad ridge top for miles is covered with 02474
Cloudland, N. C.
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