John Muir


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July Wednesday 17 Pleasantly cool. Pears nearly ripe enough for shipment. A Bartlett that I wrapped in paper & put in a drawer on the 4th of July ripened & was delicious on the 15th. Prices good this year about $1.00 per 40 lb. box at present. Drove up the valley to leave presents for G. Griffin who is to be married tomorrow. Thursday 18 Quite cool & breezy. Shipped 5 boxes Crawford peaches 8 boxes black figs & 13 boxes pears. Walked with Helen up the west hill above the orchard. The Sierra smothered in dust & smoke & invisible. The pastures are all overrun with chili thistle scarce any grasses left. Now dry & dead. Gnaphalium, a woody wandy hosackia [a type of sunflower] & Monardelle bush mimulus still in flower. Comparatively few gophers in the hills.

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