The Cathedral six or seven miles behind us; vast, dreamy, bluish, snow-clad
mountains twenty miles in front of us,--these were the accented points in the scenery.
These plains are often of a desolate sterility; mere sandy wastes, formed of the detritus of the granite heights, destitute of trees and herbage, scorched by the ardent and reflected rays of the summer's sun, and in winter swept by chilling blasts from the snow-clad
For a long time, Captain Bonneville remained gazing around him with wonder and enthusiasm; at length the chill and wintry winds, whirling about the snow-clad
height, admonished him to descend.
The park as beautiful now, in its wintry garb, as it could be in its summer glory: the majestic sweep, the undulating swell and fall, displayed to full advantage in that robe of dazzling purity, stainless and printless - save one long, winding track left by the trooping deer - the stately timber-trees with their heavy-laden branches gleaming white against the dull, grey sky; the deep, encircling woods; the broad expanse of water sleeping in frozen quiet; and the weeping ash and willow drooping their snow-clad
boughs above it - all presented a picture, striking indeed, and pleasing to an unencumbered mind, but by no means encouraging to me.
The blue lake and snow-clad
mountains--they never change; and I think our placid home and our contented hearts are regulated by the same immutable laws.
She spoke of the scenery, quiet, yet august; of the snow-clad
fields, with their scampering herds of deer; of the river and its quaint entrance into the Baltic Sea; of the Oderberge, only three hundred feet high, from which one slid all too quickly back into the Pomeranian plains, and yet these Oderberge were real mountains, with pine-forests, streams, and views complete.
It lies in a low depression near the pole, surrounded by rocky, snow-clad
Then we proceeded along a smoother road, whence, occasionally, I perceived some huge, hoary mass gleaming through the darkness, which I took to be a portion of a snow-clad
mountains, these, yet they climbed high enough toward the sky to meet the clouds and veil their foreheads in them.
Th valley in this upper part expanded into a wide basin, bounde on the north and south by the basaltic platforms, and fronte by the long range of the snow-clad
Without another word he turned and dashed up the stairs, with Flambeau following; but Father Brown still stood looking about him in the snow-clad
street as if he had lost interest in his query.
A double carriage-sweep, with a snow-clad
lawn, stretched down in front to two large iron gates which closed the entrance.