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Identifier: scribnersmagazin16newy
Title: Scribner's magazine
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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we are used tohaving the kindly fruits of the earthbrought to us long before their naturalseason, and it sounds strangely to betold at Bar Harbor tliat the first gardenstrawberries may be looked for aboutthe fourth of July, and that June lilieswill bloom early in August ; but suchtritles only give one a feeling of chasingthe summer, as climate-fanciers followthe si3iing, and are certainly not tobe reckoned as grievances. The peo-l)le who have a certain very slight rightto complain are the artists, who, havingheard of the beauties of Mount Desert,come pre2:)ared to carry away at least areminder of them on canvas or paj^er.They find that they have fallen upon as2Dot almost entirely deficient in whatjminters term atmosphere, and ofwhich the characteristic effects almostdefy reproduction. In what is knownas a real Bar Harbor day the air isso thin and clear that there seem to beno distant effects, and objects losetheir relative values. The sea is of adarker blue than the sky, and the rocks

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Landed. are very red or veiy gray, and thebirches are of a brighter green thanthe firs, which stand out against thesky with edges as sharj) as those of thetightly curled trees on wooden standsin the toy Swiss farm - yards dear toour youth. But that is all. Even theclouds seem to abjure mystery andtake definite outlines ; the water isspangled with shining j^oints where theUght breeze ruffles it. and one can seeevery j^atch on the sail of the old fish-ing-schooner making her leisurely wayto her anchorage. Any attempt at afaithful rendering of such dry brill-iancy is apt to have a fatal likenessto a chromo-lithograph, and the artistusually ends by leaving his jDaint-boxat home, and giving himself up to en-joyment of the keen air that tinglesthrough his veins like wine. The truthful chronicler is forced toadmit that the climate of Bar Harborhas two drawbacks — high wind andfog, one usually following the other.Out of a clear sky, without a cloud,while the sun grins away derisivelyoverhea

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