2 the taper of the edges. the [ribing] of the veins, one cannot but feel that the [finger] of [nature] is resting upon it, thrilling it with life in every cell. no wonder all the world loves green grass in lawns it is manufactured into a kind of leafy [matting] The tiny Calamagrostis Breweri with its hair like leaves every [panicle] glossy purple, seeming [finely] to [flaunt]
3 its mist of purple flrs [flowers] covers alpine meadows [not] [lawns] with all that is most lovely in grassy. The highest mtn [mountain] grass just where gls [glaciers] pressed hardest seen in the morning with dew beads, sun rays streaming [ ] irised. Here and there a gentian Tallest grasses of [ ] [Trifolium] [Bromus] & [Leersia] 1st v ab [very abundant] in p. [pine] contorta woods in [clumps] along [ ] [ ] lakebeds where soil rich [waving] like pines Deer Lick, [Sqr] feed [ ] v [very] of elegant in
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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