Tuesday, March 10, 1896
Fine bright day. Went to Martinez
Roads hard & smooth
Lovely calm balmy day
Balmy sunny leaf-growing day
The oaks with varying tones yellow brown & green making delightful pictures on the hills
A few of the blueoaks not yet in leaf
Buds just beginning to open, a few are open & male flrs [flowers] in full fringe. Went to Barber's hills
Friday, March 13, 1896
Clear but cooler. Foggy at Martinez. Faint filmy white clds [clouds] - slight change towards rain
X In the afternoon L [Louie] & I were over the Barber hills the surveyor - culling off 20 acres for F. Braun.
Cloudy with slight showers. Went to the city to attend meeting of Directors of Sierra Club.
X Passed resolutions against diminishing area of Forest Reservations as is being attempted by the sheepmen of Oregon, & telegraphed them to the Sec. [Secretary] of Interior.
Informed the club that a noble commission had been appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to study forestry affairs & report to the Sec. [Secretary] of Interior
X Rainy all day & most of night
X Mr George accepts offers as to waterworks in Valona
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
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