Lovely flowers on drained open banks, Viola potentilla, Eregeron pedicularis, etc., bluebells growing with grass tall enough for the scythe. Fire breaks are carefully cleared through this forest. We were met at the station by an official of the Government who had droskies ready for us to take into the forest, a distance of 3 or 4 miles over rough country road. Owing to broken bridge had to walk half way. After walking over the forest, we arrived about noon or later at a log house on the edge of the main forest, and greatly enjoyed the scenery - open pastures and hayfields and clumps of trees along the flowery bosky banks of the Lindula. We also enjoyed the delightful hospitality of the farmer’s family on the place, simple, clean, cordial people. At a table beneath a larch near the house, we were
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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