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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 120 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 120
Warm wind all night, not becoming cool even toward morning. So I have on this trip slept, at Little Oak, without bed cover every night. It is the rule, ordinarily, that the trades become cool in the night or the late night, sometimes quite chilly. In this instance the ground has become hot for so long that the winds are heated, even though coming off ocean fog banks. The next morning after the hard blow of Tuesday night the sky was rather heavily overcast with clouds. -Wed., Aug. 16, 1933.  This morning I drove early from Berkeley to Vaca Valley. It had rained a little the night before in Berkeley, the sky was heavily overcast, with a high wind. The lowering clouds betokened a heavy storm even though it was June 14. However, I went anyway. When I got into Suisun Valley the white-grass hills of summertime gave back to the whole country side a strange almost uncanny atmosphere _ all ::::::::: The way to Pigeon Point they looked white-pallid as if some uncanny or deathly spirit were abroad in the atmosphere. Here one had an unusual combination of tones and colors due to the heavy blackness of the sky so unusual at this season in combination with the earth-glare of mid-summer. The normal is the dazzling metallic whiteness of summer heat. _ Sunday, June 14, 1936. _Noon stands overhead._ _ Donald Culross Peattie, Atlantic Mo., 159:189.  Cont. from p. 112- Or nearly, and yet on this tiny rift of rocks, steep for a few feet, there is shelter on this northeast facing slope for some ferns and other plants that could never endure the temperature of the open plain. I loved to give names to things. To all the fine Cottonwood Trees in the Alamo Creek bottom above the Horse [?] place I gave names. _ It added enormously to the interest of my little home land.
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