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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 118 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 118
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Lower Palo Verde Valley ---------- arch was rather broad for adobe but it stood the test. He laughingly said: "I live close to nature's heart and I wanted the moon window. Then it seemed to me I wanted something different at the other end of the room and yet the effect of the crescent arch was very fine. So I decided to have a 14-day moon at the west end as the east end was a 7-day moon." And sure enough he did it. He talked so much to his builders about having things like nature that one of them constantly went him one better. ::::::::: c. 240 ft.  1 Nov. 1912 ---------- Why not have the sand-clay finish on the walls as it is, he said. That is the color of the desert. And have the ceiling green which is the color of the Greasewood (Larrea mexicana). And so it is at present. All the while Solano talked gaily and entertainingly, twirling his cigarette and blowing thin clouds of smoke. On one wall he had let in to the wall two tablets of dancing cupids, one tablet of Apollo and the Muses, and another of The Flight of Night. Most strangers here would have taken this man, from
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