John Muir


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to the joints and marrow without the smallest consideration to Lord man. The climate of these precious isles is simply warm summer and warmer summer, corresponding in time with winter and summer in the North. The weather goes smoothly over the points of union betwixt the twin summers. Storms are not very loud or variable. The average temp. during the day in Dec. last was about 65° in shade, but one day a little damp snow fell. Cedar Key is two and a half or three miles in dia., and is forty-four ft. above the sea, at mean tide. It is surrounded by scores of other keys, many of them looking like a clump of palms arranged like a bouquet, and placed in the sea to be kept fresh. Others have quite a sprinkling of oaks and cedars (red) beautiful united with vines, others consist of shells with a few mangroves [Drawing – “Broken Cactus from Lime Key.”]

Date Original

July 1867


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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