[sketch: waterfall & foliage] 30 ft. – h [height] Pool 30 dia [diameter] Solid bed of moss back of fall with water dripping in its peculiar [throbbing] way each drop [appearing] suddenly from the depth of the moss when the water is not too abundant. Even when so plentiful as to cause a very quick succession of drops then is sudden halting visibly & when it is a [pour] it seems frothy – the outer part of the current running rapidly past & over the delayed lower portion in contact with the moss Adiantum Chilense beyond the moss in graceful imbricated floating fronds, moving gently at the tips to the breath of fall. Bushes above in [drifts] of rock & all down the sides. 1st moss 2 ferns then [overhanging] bushes & trees sycamore maple
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 15.5 cm.
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