S. gigantea must take more than one year to ripen its cones. It may be that it flowers very irregularly and at different times as so many Californian plants do.I wish that I could accept your kind invitation for which please accept my most hearty thanks. I am too busy now; but some day I may be able to enjoy the pleasure of seeing your beautiful place under your guidance. I wonder if you would ever like to go to some of the beautiful spots on Mt. Taualpais of which only the true lovers of the mountain know. If you could go up some Sunday with a party of congenial spirits we would take you to our beautiful places and would02193[letterhead]feel so honored and pleased. I have been up three times this month and each day seemed perfect. Yesterday was beautiful. The air was so clear that we could see the snowy summits of the Sierras between Mt. Diablo and Mt. St. Helena. I wonder if you know that mountain and appreciate the wonderful panorama that spreads out at all sides. It is never twice the same.Poor Prof. Sargent has sprained his ankle and fears that he may be laid up all winter.over
San Francisco , Cal
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