I've been thinking it would be a good plan to plant all the west side hill down to the road with the red varieties & in a couple of years the whole home hill would be red hot with color like the south mountains of New Zealand with Metrosideros lucida.The jasmine is in its glory & scents the whole garden,It is growing so vigorously it bids fair to cover not only the conservatory but all the east side of the house. All the fruit trees are loaded, I'll have to send you a few car-loads of peaches etc. I'm so glad you enjoy your desert banishment, & that besides gaining health & strength you are getting beauty & wisdom from the wild nature about you - a kind of wealth that has no wings to fly. Maggie is better than for years & yearsEver affectionately John Muir
1908 Jun 8
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