Sunday, March 22, 1896
Cloudy bland slightly rainy day. Green leaves being caressed & nourished gently
M. Blum playing violin. His wife piano
Mr & Mrs Douglas return home.
Bland half cloudy day - beautiful red burning bars of cloud at the sunrise rugged & massive
X Sent Sierra Bulletins to Dr E R Taylor Cal [California] St [Street] S.F [San Francisco].
Bland half cloudy, warm
X Received $202.70 from Mr Mr Hogan in payment in full of note.
X Returned note marked paid
X Received 9th vol [volume] of [Selru] X & se sent $25. money order of Wells Fargo in payment -
Wednesday, March 25, 1896
Rain heav[e]y showers. High winds
Grandma & [Magri] [ousely] sick, the latter after trip to the city
Cloudy. With light showers
The servant called in a physician who pronounces the sickness Grippe
Fine cool windy day. Took long walks over the west hills & far [area] with Helen. The two white oaks not yet in full leaf. Some just opening buds, but most are well clad with soft downy new-born leaves. Some of their young shoots 5 inches long & fertile flowers open. The young buds for next yrs [years] leaves a fine rose color. X Saw & caught small gray lizard that was shedding its skin - the old skin gray - the new nearly black, first sheds about eyes, giving curious look. X Noticed delicate collinsia sparsiflora in flr [flower].
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
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