Deer R [River] gravel on plains far S [South] as San Joa [Joaquin] near Millerton.
The deep quartz sands of Northern counties forming part of ancient [ ] drift are [derived] from decomposing granite some feld spathic [species] in process of that kind of decomposition may be observed on Kaweah and other basins
Nov 15th The [latest] golden rods obeying their instincts have bloomed & sowed their blessed seed. The briar rose still retains hers in scarlet cups keeping them yet awhile like a kangaroo with its timid seedlings in a pouch.
Original journal dimensions: 20 x 15 cm.
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