I am enjoying a fine rest. I have "the blue room" in this charming home & it has the daintiest linen & embroidery I ever saw. The bed is so soft & fine I like to lie awake to enjoy it instead of sleeping a servant brings me a cup of coffee before I rise. This morning when I was sipping coffee in bed, a red squirrel looking in the window at me from[in margin: 54]a big tulip tree & seemed to be saying as he watched me "Oh John Muir! Camping tramping treeclimbing scrambler! Churr, Churr why have you left us, chip churr who would have thought it[letterhead]November 4. 1898My darling Helen,This is a fine calm thoughtful morning, bracing and sparkling, just the least touch of hoarfrost quickly melting where the sunbeams, streaming through between the trees, fall in yellow plashes and lances on the lawns. Every now and then a red or yellow leaf comes swirling down, though there is not the slightest breeze. Most of the hickories are leafless now, but the big buds on the
Wing and Wing, Garrison-on-Hudson [N.Y.]
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Reel 10, Image 0443
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