John Muir


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viola white & yellow (v. ab) Yerba [Buena] strawberry. Viola canlesant 2 [upper] petals purp [purple] outside, 2 side [ ] at base purp [ ] streaked with purp waxberry, [rheums] ceanothus white & blue v. [narrow] [reflexed] lvs [leaves] [adenostoma] just coming into flrs [flowers] on hills. Saw redwood trunk crumbling like abies as if with [fungus] also a good deal of dryrot in heart wood some tops almost like [gigantea] both old & young Bark grayish rather deeply furrowed not continuous more like [Libo] sometimes [ ] like the grain of wood Few are branchless a 100 ft [beautifully] [branched] winds shake the [lights] the v [very] dense woods in groves, mostly rather open & mixed with many other trees. Oaks dense flora. Few [wislizenii] few goldcup more agrifolia, much arbutus. Fine streams. Sugar yel & sabine together at El [elevation] of 3000. Fine airy forest of Sabine larger trees southward. Dandelion [Rhamnus]

[Ah ing] sound Insect hum Chamaebatia gone to seed

[ ] falling white on ceanathus. Yel on dogwood & [pteris] sifting [silvery] [thro] abies. Yel green of young Sug. Quercus Californicas. No Douglas or Magnifica in grove. Very perfect concolor sugar libo & ponderosa. Long feathery arms of Sugar Cone [laden], over 200 ft h ponderosa 7 ft dia 200+ h

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Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15 cm.

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