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A warm sunny day –

Day spent in nondescript activities – some redding (sic) up in studio – studying pictures – got out a group of 11 pictures to show the pupils at St. Matthew’s church...

Unable to sleep all night – such nervousness over my work is discouraging. The whole earth is soggy, - and a thousand odors fill the air with agonizing fragrance...

Walking over the rank new grass, the air filled with the rank odors of “Stemming Vegetation” and countless varieties of pollen and flower scent...

Eastward towards Zoar Valley. The rolling hills (of the “Snow Remnant” Country.) – The grove – marvelous effect – raw yellow green foliage sunlit, foremost trees (slender second growth a rich grayed warm violet, interior trees jet black – floor of the woods rich with wild geranium, foam flower, wood betony, and trilliums...

For our wedding anniversary, B and I to Gowanda. Park by the pine-covered hill, which we walk over following my usual route...

In the late sunshine my mind is at content – nothing but success & happiness seem ahead of me – How short will this state of mind be!

In the evening I take Mary Alice & Martha in the buggy over on the Seneca Creek Road to get some onion shoots. A delicately beautiful May evening... 

Puttering. A wood thrush has come to our yard. Very unusual...

 

The sun climbs more + more heavily; sunlight scarcely noticed on things except shadows have a dark outline...

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