John Muir


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39 [sketch of flowering plant] All species die like individuals Moonrise in the grand [valley] on north wall [massive] arch of shadow surrounded by higher arch edging of white The shadowed rock yet luminous as if dimly lighted with internal fire. The pines & cedars of the val [valley] more slender & better fitted for [waving] than those of Yo Sem [Yosemite] sugar pines [surpassingly] beautiful 6 cones in cluster 38 [sketch of lily] top overarching Lilium columbianum [Hansen] alt 7300 ft On SF [South Fork] Kings Riv [River] specimen 6-[5] in [inches] high 13 flrs [flowers] 11 open 6 in full [prime] 5 still beautiful but somewhat faded none gone to seed Two mostly whorled in [ ] [main] whorls near the mid of the stem longest 7 in long 3/4 wide 6 inches between the whorls pale orange with dark purple dots A fine lily growing among [pteris] geranium mint epilobium spiranthes Many only one [flrs]

Date Original

October 1874


Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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