Monday, February 3, 1896
Clear many plants in flrs [flowers]
# John [Reid] says one of the herons of the nesting village of the Sycamores in the Vineyard came out to dry & took a general survey of the premises
Clear. Mr R called & promised to pay arrears in rent of Valona Ranch in a month.
Somewhat foggy in morning. Clear and spring later.
X Wrote to [Jf] Cook of Yo. [Yosemite] favoring reelection of Mr Fields (H.K.)
Several more herons came looking at their old homes
Thursday, February 6, 1896
A wild norther which keeps the sky clear & whitish, & makes nerves tingle. I felt it last evening before it began to blow & was miserable
X Wrote to Sidney Smith to cheer him in his lawsuit.
X Also to Mrs Sellers, thanking her for offer to send me more photos etc.
Fine dry day but full of nerves from north wind
X Wrote to Johnson warning him of a letter I had given or would give to Dr Mc Clean who wants his services in getting appropriation from Congress to buy his Yo [Yosemite] [road].
Fine springy day the larks busy in the vineyards. The herons not yet returned to their nests. The early flrs [flowers] already gone to seed. The oranges ripen
X Mr Larsens agreed to pay $325 for half lot in Valona.
X Wrote letter of introduction for Dr Mc Lean to Mr Johnson
More herons a dozen or so.
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
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