25 The grapes of [wild] [vines] [pruned] only Nature [far] more beautiful [than] [cultivated] not so [bloated] & [aldermanic]. The cluster of [Eschol] all seems scaraficed [sacrificed] to size (7/16th 25 to cluster) [vines] up in the trees 40 feet
26 [The] Winter beauty of foothills lovely [environment] The banks & braes of [ ] are clad in the finish colors worn by the foothills in winter. The sugar & Yel pines The shrubbery, ceanothus, wild rose, acres of chamaebatia with [ ] lvs green carpets, so also ceanothus (view of plain from beneath cloud v [very] fine black fringed Fine cloud rock scenery over the val of Yuba. Sunburned The rain in a network of rills adorn every gulch, washing day, drip drip in mosses & in trees The bark of trees streaming [scrape] of cloud driven swiftly by the wind & spray derived from dashing of [drops] rustle of lvs hush & sigh of
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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