The woods and by-ways of New England . ferings one by one, leading from harmony to har-mony, as early twilight ushers in the ruddy tints of mom.We perceive both on the earth and in the skies the formsand tints that signalize the revival of Nature, and everyrosy-bosomed cloud gives promise of approaching glad-ness and beauty. By the frequent changes that mark the aspect of theyear we are preserved at all times in a condition to re-ceive pleasure from the outward forms of Nature. Hertints are as various as the forms of her productions; andthough spring and autumn, when the hues of vegetation , a

The woods and by-ways of New England . ferings one by one, leading from harmony to har-mony, as early twilight ushers in the ruddy tints of mom.We perceive both on the earth and in the skies the formsand tints that signalize the revival of Nature, and everyrosy-bosomed cloud gives promise of approaching glad-ness and beauty. By the frequent changes that mark the aspect of theyear we are preserved at all times in a condition to re-ceive pleasure from the outward forms of Nature. Hertints are as various as the forms of her productions; andthough spring and autumn, when the hues of vegetation , a Stock Photo
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The woods and by-ways of New England . ferings one by one, leading from harmony to har-mony, as early twilight ushers in the ruddy tints of mom.We perceive both on the earth and in the skies the formsand tints that signalize the revival of Nature, and everyrosy-bosomed cloud gives promise of approaching glad-ness and beauty. By the frequent changes that mark the aspect of theyear we are preserved at all times in a condition to re-ceive pleasure from the outward forms of Nature. Hertints are as various as the forms of her productions; andthough spring and autumn, when the hues of vegetation , are more widely spread and yield more character to thelandscape, are the most remarkable for their generalbeauty, individual objects in summer are brighter andmore beautiful than any that can be found at other times.In the early part of the year, Nature tips her productionswith softer hues, that gradually ripen into darker shades -of the same color, or into pure verdure. By pleasantand slow degrees she mingles with the greenness of the. VERNAL WOOD-SCENERY. 41 plain the hues of the early flowers, and spreads a charm-ing variety of warm and mellow tints upon the surfaceof the wood. In treating of vernal tints, I shall refer chiefly to ef-fects produced, without the agency of flowers, by thatgeneral coloring of the leaves and spray which maybe considered the counterpart of the splendor of autumn.In the opening of the year many inconspicuous plantsare brought suddenly into notice by their lively contrastwith the dark and faded complexion of the ground. Themosses, lichens, and liverworts perform, therefore, an im-portant part in the limning of the vernal landscape. Onthe bald hills the surfaces of rocks that project above thesoil, and are covered with these plants, are brighter thanthe turf that surrounds them, with its seared grassesand herbage. They display circles of painted lichens, varying from an olive-gray to red and yellow, and tuftsof green mosses which surpass the fairest a

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