8 beneath it. but this when shone upon by the sun becomes one of the most beautiful falls I ever such [belts] of constant silver ribboned & veined & interblended whitness enhanced by the gray of rock & along the top the many colored foliage of the [fading[ cherry & Mountain ash
at top cascades Lit Yo [Little Yosemite] is [ ] bank color on right tufts mats of purple[ ] & [scarlet] penstin and a few of the [ ] leaved eriferous with blue flrs [flowers]. then a crinkled airy mass of willow that knows how to tremble to the river floods on the other bank then is first of all dark streaks of
9 [Sketch: Top cascades Lit Yo Sem [Little Yosemite]]
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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