John Muir


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10 lichen thru a border of rich oranje moss [Bryhin] thin yell moss thru delicate sprays of wild cherry pale yellow tinted with brown, thin douglass spruces, with berries of young ones beneath, between these banks the stream pours & folds gray but not wild. No cascade more familiar allows approach an edge wh [which] is gentler in its motions, mere lace work [that] any child would grasp at as its ribbon, a thing of gentleness plainly outspoken as such. Yet earnest & unfamiliar.

11 Cascade [25] Lit Yo [Little Yosemite] 16 degrees 40 ft high 50 wide [in mid ]

White tinged with purple lavishly over [sown] with glassy [ ] diamonds deep boom at top by falling [dashingly] in an angle to rebound upon a distributing apron a perfect [ ] of crystal & white greenish foam pool as in last lace pattern more obtuse according to slope & [weighness]. May loop ledge 2 ft without identity bring lost one of the most perfect potholes just above here

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.

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