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We are now approaching the region of clouds and cool streams. Magnificent white cumuli appeared about noon above the Yosemite region,— floating fountains refreshing the glorious wilderness,— sky mountains in whose pearly hills and dales the streams take their rise,— blessing with cooling shadows and rain. No rock landscape is more varied in sculpture, none more delicately modeled than these landscapes of the sky; domes and peaks rising, swelling, white as finest marble and firmly outlined, a most impressive manifestation of world building. Every rain-cloud, however fleeting, leaves its mark, not only on trees and flowers whose pulses are quickened, and on the replenished streams and lakes, but also on the rocks are its marks engraved whether we can see them or not.This will give you a good idea of the book. It is a descriptive memoir of some of the most beautiful and wild places in the American landscape.