ends of the twigs are full of baby leaves and flowers that are already planning and thinking about next summer. Many of the maples, too, and the dogwoods are showing leafless branches; but many along the sheltered ravines are still rejoicing in all their glory of color, and look like gigantic goldenrods. God’s forests, my dear, are among the grandest of terrestrial things that you may look forward to. I have not heard from Prof Sargent since he left New York a week ago, and so I don’t know whether he is ready to go to Florida, but I’ll hear soon, and then I’ll know nearly the time I’ll get home. Anyhow, it won’t be long.
Wing and Wing, Garrison-on-Hudson [N.Y.]
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Reel 10, Image 0445
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