Worm-casts on a ridged hill.
Chalet de Villars | Montagnes d’Ollon | Aigle, Vaud
Dear Uncle Charles.
The steep grassy hill-sides here are very distinctly scored with ridges.They run parallel to each other with great regularity, about 3 or 4 ftapart and about 1 ft wide or nearly. They very seldom run into eachother. There are worm-casts—but not abundant. I cannot help thinkingthey are made by the cows—(there are very few sheep)— they areundoubtedly used by them, being very often cross-ridged into thosepeculiar furrows cows always make in soft places by stepping in each othersfootsteps. I thought it wd. be useless to draw them as it wd. be merelya no. of parallel lines.f2
We stay here another 4t. night (till 29th) in case you(and the post takes 4 or 5 days) should wish to know anything more aboutthem; If not, I need hardly say of course do not answer this.
We are enjoying ourselves exceedingly in this most beautifulplace, with splendid weather
Yr. afft niece | Lucy Wedgwood
Would some one kindly direct enclosed to Bessyf3 if not at home as I dontkno’ where she may be.?