John Muir


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48 3 or 4000 ft dia dazzling bright in sun, making a most wonderful display wh we could observe at our leisure for a minute or so [when] until we were drenched & blended into the general mass but soon dried [on] the hot pavement. Observed that the sun at 2 to 3 O¹clock PM cast long bars of shadow wh had a downward motion that was quite visible thus [sketch of sun with rays] clds pg 1-3 Tis 5-6 [Spray] 8-9 11 19 46 Buds 11 winter clds 12 Forests 17 [winter] snow 22-27 ava 47 Fall Yo

49 Ceanothus gone to seed. Maidenhairs growing rapidly to full size Monardella in flower Azaleus

Tissack in storm 7.3 & 5-6 Ouzel (Ex) 41.38.4 Woodpecker 11.6 Butterfly [Jan’] 8 Plants in [Jan’] 9 Irised drops 10 clouds (Ex) 12-16 Winter colors 17 Winter summer 19 Storm Snow (Ex) 22-26 Avalanches & snow effects 27-29, 37 Snow & wind 33 36 Avalanch Ex 44.42.40 violets 45 Azaleas Ex 46 Up [Upper] Yo Fall 47 Wild sheep Ex 50 gardens Alp Ex 39 Everything on grand scale 24

Date Original

December 1872


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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