He saw open pasture country, intersected with wooded canons, descending to the south and west from his feet, crease on crease and roll on roll, from lower level to lower level, to the floor of Petaluma Valley, flat as a billiard-table, a cardboard affair, all patches and squares of geometrical regularity where the fat freeholds were farmed.
Working out a new route just for the fun of it, late afternoon was upon him when he arrived back at the wooded knolls.
A mile northwest from the wooded
knolls brings one to the site of Wake Robin Lodge at the junction of Wild-Water and Sonoma Creeks.
Many are your temples and wooded groves, and all peaks and towering bluffs of lofty mountains and rivers flowing to the sea are dear to you, Phoebus, yet in Delos do you most delight your heart; for there the long robed Ionians gather in your honour with their children and shy wives: mindful, they delight you with boxing and dancing and song, so often as they hold their gathering.
Soon you came to Iolcus and set foot on Cenaeum in Euboea, famed for ships: you stood in the Lelantine plain, but it pleased not your heart to make a temple there and wooded groves.
244-253) Then you went towards Telphusa: and there the pleasant place seemed fit for making a temple and wooded grove.
382-387) Thus spoke the lord, far-working Apollo, and pushed over upon her a crag with a shower of rocks, hiding her streams: and he made himself an altar in a wooded grove very near the clear-flowing stream.
And at the time when she was making for Pherae, exulting in the breeze from Zeus, there appeared to them below the clouds the steep mountain of Ithaca, and Dulichium and Same and wooded Zacynthus.
Strangers who once dwelt about wooded Cnossos but now shall return no more each to his loved city and fair house and dear wife; here shall you keep my rich temple that is honoured by many men.
The passage took some hours, as the river here consisted of a labyrinth of small streams, separated by low wooded islands.
The wooded banks of the great rivers appear to be the favourite haunts of the jaguar; but south of the Plata, I was told that they frequented the reeds bordering lakes: wherever they are, they seem to require water.
The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded
hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows.
The pitch from the bench to the meadow was steep yet thickly wooded
with oaks and manzanita.
Ogg's, which shows its aged, fluted red roofs and the broad gables of its wharves between the low wooded
hill and the river-brink, tingeing the water with a soft purple hue under the transient glance of this February sun.