John Muir


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83 Morning Lake bronzed, white mist, [thrush] [dive] [ ] breast deep down one side log up other dive 5 times flew to branch sing to say how happy, summer, spring, all treasured [ ] joy of [balmy ] day of [ ] in that song Night walk down can to lake, bear rock at upper end of lake. Orange grove leaves falling, tangled like withered flrs in spinae whorls, [50] ft high 6 in dia, [ ] [ ] stems close together as [cane ] [ ] like a tuft of grove [tall] [slim] grasses. More majestic tall as tropic pines] [such] color on delta. Lake rock [bears] broke tree for firewood. [scaly] root walk round lake at night, wave 84 Lapping of Scotland memory coming on of night. Getting wood distant mtns [dim] in storm lake mtn & sky all one black at last water drip drip on my bed. Cedar frag [pillow/follow], 2 drops, rows of black lichen slant snowflakes in light of fire mist sleep wake etc. Falls, Soda, side can slot S Dome arches & more sentinel [sketch] this form of rock ab here grove contorta waved all together like a field of wheat. Grand lake basin with [bar] [dam]

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Original journal dimensions: 13.5 x 12.5 cm.

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