30 2nd stream v [very] broad coming in 7 strip & breaking across sunnyside through laurels & oaks & penstemons. 3rd stream broad runs through garden of sunnyside. Ferns brown & purp [purple] & green on E [east] side. West thickets of willow purple [stained] plat of grass long [panicled] grape vines network over most of surface, most luxuriant at head of garden where [they] climb high over rocks & bushes. Finest grove of oak E [east] side & little farther east grove of librocedrus with under growth of oak laurel penstemon mint rock ferns rhamnus etc. Rock cress, tufts of golden bahia, everlasting applopapus [haplopappus]. [Finest] grove oak from garden to 4th st. [stream] open below covered ground with cups & leaves, branches woven above 31 4th [finest] grandest scenery of [ ] is here as mortising chisel had taken out slot 40 yds wide, 50 ft deep. fine cascade [ferny] in W [west] [nook] Snow avalanches Mosses fern tufts honeysuckle clean scoured appearance of rock, mistletoe orange
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist