24 Careful observation shows that the interstitial matter is the same as the boulders & that the latter is consequently laminated to a [covered] extent. Many of the habits of granite as regards structure point to the same origin with lavas Squirrels today after long rain storm with dripping bushes are now well dried & their tails are light & radiate & electric as [ever]. Birds sing & lvs [leaves] fall freely & floats crumpled on the streams Saw a new bird grosbeak? Size robin [sketch] yellow band [below]-throat & yel strip on each side
25 of head. Met goodlooking Indian woman with child, another child had beautiful eyes The McCld Inds [McCloud Indians] are manly looking. Show deep wrinkles when midaged, about eye angles like [sketch] flutings of hillside coming to focus, or ravine at confluence of river - 1 mile above Allens, a fine embowered road reach with lavish vines & alders maples ashes & all the shrubbery that belongs to them, with [openness] beyond [when] [sun] sheds in yellow light wh falls in bars on Across the road on brown valances soil a purling stream on [rich]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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