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Beautiful Gardens in America

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Author: Louise Shelton
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,623 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.4
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 570
Added to site: 2011.06.13
mnybks.net#: 30148
Genre: Non-fiction
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o skilfully and lovingly fashioned by men and women of later generations. It is impossible to do justice in photography to some of them when certain conditions prevent the camera from being placed at a range favorable to getting a view of the larger portions in one photograph. Sometimes they are composed of three or four connecting sections, each bringing a surprised delight to the visitor passing from one to the other, but such an arrangement cannot be satisfactorily portrayed in a picture.

One strange reason why some American gardens are not photographed for the public is that occasionally people are found who will not share their blessings with others less fortunate; who jealously keep in seclusion all the wealth of nature's sweetness contained in their garden plot.

After all, is not the delight which belongs to a garden but a bit of borrowed glory from the Creator of sunlight, and of the kingdom of flowers? If a garden is worthy of showing to our intimates, can we close it to the stranger wh

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