YoSem? [Yosemite] [Gem] Vegetable cells of every form & color are [units] of perfect beauty & so are their combinations of flowers, units also of beauty composed of many [units] & flowers budded into structures of [racemes] & clusters & starry heads are also units of beauty & so are the patches & [tangles] of [each] & the grand sheets of [ale] combined spread in [over] purple & gold over smooth hills & plains, & these plains [sheets] united with the [shaggy] [spirey] woods of the mts & the [clear] blanks of summits & deserts are still [ ]
[ ] [ ] [red] [calculations]
circa July 1874
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist