These are the [lowliest] [ ] & loveliest of all [them] blessed I ever saw. Violet like [in] [lovely] [bowlines] ( down in the leafy glens in the [lea] of ledges & thickets. In crowding or crossing abundant without confusion, as if gathered from all the regions round about blue atmosphere. How exalted the floral tone of the Mtn. The crowning glory of the flora. The girls of Utah are not. Many suggestive of [blight]. They are [plain] [brown] [ ] [bread]. Wheat barley in plain goodness, fruit rather than flowers, yet a few exceptions. The most notable that came under my ob [observation] is the lily of San Pitch “Awfully pretty”. Slender, graceful & named, Lily Lily Young a granddaughter of president. 16 or 18 yrs old in full bloom & seemly not a day beyond [prim]. How fully this [bellring] [awakens] the soul. [ ] the sleep. Fragrance welling from every one of them. Though plain looking full of delightful stopping places. scores of [handful] [ ]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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