104 seeds more convex on speckled side Tassels of left all stand erect or nearly. Some curve in the attempt. The dia [diameter] of tassels about from 10 to 16 inches. Length is more variable according to age & speed of growth. The younger the branches the longer the tassels even on the same tree. That is counting from the main axis as a centre. Avg [average] about from 8 to 24 inches. There is nothing in tree life more hopeful Godful & immortal [ ] than the [ ] tassel of yel [yellow] pine with its [ ]
105 needles & firm set ample cone armed & dripping with that sunny [grim] [sketch: Yel p. [yellow pine] (Jeff) seeds as in [ ] lower side] color of seed pale brownish yellow purple spotted on lower outer side, wind brownish yellow streaked towards end with brown Seeds [ham] shaped 1/2 in long a bit less than 3/8 wide 3/16 thick whole length with wing 1 ½ in width of wing 1/2 in wing curved elegantly up then down in mid [middle] then turned up at end shaped altogether like the long elegant wing of falcon Revolves in falling
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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