8 & [panicles] waving & nodding in sympathy with the flashing flames [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] is thus accomplished for the [ ] [ ] [ ] lace-like a [chrusabed] the [ ] [ ] & [ ] ascending in fire to heaven the light slowing gathered from the [suns] of [centuries] going again to [sun] with sounds exceedingly grateful to the ear then clear [eddying] sparks torn the [ ] was as [ ] [ ] & [ ] [ ] flames of the wind [ ] [ ] [ ] [what] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] in ever changing motion the very type of unwearable elemental [power]as [had] cones & ridges of purple as the [ ] goes on ruby & golden edgings of [glowing] [ warm ] bands of color like splendor of clouds in summer sunsets [grain]structure like that of fleecy clouds & the work goes on as if with ardent enthusiasm Sparks stream off like comets or in round [stars]
9 H [Carlryn] Sug P. [Sugar Pine] 5-3’ inside back 440 [ ] S 2967 195 long [5 ½-7 ½] dia inside b grown upon terminal mors of ancient landslip of granite near [material] where it [continues] to rest on solid ledge of granite side of small [undercut] F.G. Alt 6300 ab Sea
[ ] of [Young] S 6 or 7 yrs O 26 S. 6 P. Grand 1 [Lib?] S 88 (0) 5-3 dia [ ] [ ] S. [ ]  (0) 9 ft h 2 [m] dia
Original journal dimensions: 20 x 15 cm.
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