16. N.W. 10. Clouds .05. Warm. Plains are finely dappled in yellow from grass stems in hollows. Only plants in full bloom are a species of deep blue liliaceous flower, Brodaea, and a purple larkspur. 17. N.W. 10. Clouds .05. Warm. 18. N.W. 10. Clouds .50. Cool. 19. N.W. 10. Clouds .60. 20. S.E. 10. Clouds .90. Rain 4 hrs. 21. S.E. 10. Clouds .80. Rain 4 hrs. 22. S.E. 10. Clouds .10. Rain 1 hr. 23. N.W. 10. Clouds .15. Cool. 24. N.W. 5. Clouds .05. Warm. 25. N.W. 5. Clouds .05. Warm. 26. N.W. 5. Clouds .05. V[ery] warm. 27. N.W. 8. Clouds .05. Hazy and hot at Hopetown on the Merced. The mountain summits are scarce visible. The last rains have hastened the decomposition of the parched grasses of the plains which have now permanently assumed the ordinary purple and yellow of the winter of dry heat. Living plants are at the lakes and streams, and up in the cool shadowy watered mountains. 28. N.W. 10. Clouds .05. Hazy and hot. All of the larger animals seek for cool shadows. Insect life is in full gush of vigor. 29. N.W. 10. Clouds .05. Hot. 30. N.W. 6. Clouds .05. Hot. Dreamy, hazy, glowing days. 31. N.W. 5. Clouds .05. Oveny and oppressive.
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