and crowning hilltops in detached groves. Wonderful effect made by the crowns of umbrella tops rising above each other. Fair and sunny in the afternoon, with magnificent white cumuli here and there, on which the araucarias were most strikingly relieved. Saw a few tree ferns along the streams and meadows, the tallest about ten feet high; three or four inches in diameter. Crown of fronds two or three feet wide. A good many araucarias are now in flower. Arrived at Port Amazons on the Iguassa River. Mr. Smith met us at the railroad junction with a special train to take us to the river landing. Was warmly welcomed by Mr. Smith, who is Supt. Of the mill, a Californian who knows many of my old friends. October 15. Stayed last evening at Porn Amazons at the home of a Portugese farmer, who has a thrifty orange grove and vegetable and flower garden, and a fine Araucaria grove
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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