up of [Salal] Red Huck Spiraea white 20 ft h [high] & red 6 ft. Hazel willow alder wild rose very delicate in foliage. Rubus (2 sp [species]) [ ] Honeysuckle [symphoricarpos] Stellana dwarf cornel, saxifrage, yew [sketch: Spruce top 150 ft h. Port Blakeley] Reflection of rigging of [strip] in smooth but waving ripples like wriggling black snakes.
Aug. 2. Hop Ranch Menzies Sp [Spruce] 4 ½ ft dia 180 ft. height 257 yrs age. Doug Sp [Douglas spruce] edge of meadow 10 ft dia 30 ft 4 in cir [circumference] at 7 ft above ground & 34 ft cir at 4 ft above. Broad fields of [Pteris] 6 ft h good [ ] Menzies Sp [Spruce] white over all upper surface of leaf excepting green [midrib] Lower surface green with exception of two lines one on each side of [midrib] short sharp point pale colored. Waxy yellow brown bark of yearling shoots each leaf set on small projection of the bark. leaves curved [inward] all round the stem ½ to 1 inch long cones. Yellowish green tinged with purple at tips. [Scales] feathering fringed [bracts] purple at base, half as long as scales. [seed wings] purple [sketch: inside cross section of leaf]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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