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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 126 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 126
fields one-half-mile away or nearly. The great frost of Dec. 11, 1932, injured or branch-killed the Eucalypti so badly throughout the Sacramento Valley and everywhere that the architecture of the trees has been completely changed. The trunks and main limbs feathered out in new growth. So, the Eucalyptus groves will never again look quite the same. The early day planting quite changed the landscape of the barren plains in Solano Co. [County], - all the plains country stretching east from Elmira and Cannon wears an entirely different aspect. Because over that great plain in the old days nothing broke the vision, nothing disturbed the uniform flow of the vast level.  ::::::::: Tule Fog I have just come to Vaca Valley and to Little Oak. The whole Sacramento Valley is filled with tule fog _ lying low on the land, obscuring the sun day after day, covering everything with moisture or dripping wetness. -bleak, chill and comfortless. There is little or no air-movement and all nature seems stalled, desolate and hopeless. Frank Dickie says that somewhere back in 1892 or thereabouts the tule fog one winter lasted for six weeks at a stretch. _ Dec. 26, 1933. I noticed, see above, that the flock of blackbirds were about Little Oak as usual, making curious sweeps in the gray fog as they went busily on to their feeding grounds.
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