27. Myriads of small oaks blue & Lobata. Going up canon of Sacramento the Giant Sax in flr[flower] purp[le] fringes on streamsides. The most showy & beautiful bloom that of the blue ceanothus. Large beds & belts lovely bright tone of blue. All go out to drink soda. People look at what things are told to look at. Or at things that have been named Nameless things however fine unnoticed Shasta was cloud capped. The prostrate ceanothus in flr[flower] at base of Shasta & a beautiful phlox in beds 6 inches to a foot or two in the sandy gravelly ground in open woods. 28. Down the Wallamette. Rainy whole country sloppy - grain rather short. [ ] shingling Image 5 Right buildings slight & shabby - bread getting too easy for thrift. Go to [ ] Portland. Wait for the Harriman train. Call on Dr Chance. On the 29th meet Judge George. Had long talk on forest protection found him lukewarm Mr Steel uncertain on the same subject. Told him forest protection was the winning side & he had better get on record on that side as soon as possible He promised to do what he could against sheep pasture in the Rainier park & also in the Cascade reservation. Met Hawkins - saw he did not like to fight like Quixote on sheep question or any other - [fat] & easy &
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