Decaying in decent & wholesome beauty the brown crumbling pillars dissolving melting [wild] soil. Clad in [livery/living] green velvet moss & with few ribes & rubus bushes & Oxalis. Swamps [here & there] small with Leersia Skunk Cabbage [rubus speciosa/Ribes speciosum] etc salmon [hering]. The dry [margins] with red huckleberry in abundance & dewberries. In the lower woods are a few prairies gravelly stony places.
Original journal dimensions: 11 x 17.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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