opp [opposite] moraine to S [south] exactly same alt [altitude]. Is bent Nward [northward] by ice [from] Buena Vista Star K [Starr King] overswept Ice groped & mined [around] her clustering domes leaving no loose flake. Made her W [west] lake in front Spread food for trees & chap [chaparral]. Sculptured & [finished] to family of domes [Grandly] [enriching] Yosem [Yosemite] landscape Cans [Cañons] of this basin wince delicately to touch of every tributary
Calm hushful evening Sunset light [bathing] Red Mtns [Mountains] & red barked trees in soft dissolving purple fusing all angles from the landscape making hardest [features] soft as clouds Sky full of crystal stars Brooks singing loud. Gravitation universal so also Music [so] [also] life [so] [also] love Properties of Matter
Original journal dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.
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