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Tall trees standing motionless with flat green shadows -, there is a film over the sun, and the air takes on a hazy brassy appearance...

A blue-skied calm day— White morning— such a morning which calls to mind phoebe birds— as I remember one summer night spent in the woods when at three o’clock, a million phoebes commenced to call at once.  It is one of the mornings that will live with me all my life...

To Springville Country for studies of maple trees for my July picture - A row of grand old maples extending from the Genesee Sibley Road junction southward for several miles. Sometimes on both sides of the road...

A dappled rain-imminent day – the sky moved in patches, and at times the sun caught the open spaces and lit up the earth with pale light...

How the hot noon sun pours down on the glaring crimson roses. A heat withered leaf falling in a sunhazed forest – 

A wild windy day after the stormy night – Day dawns clear & cold with a stiff wind - soon come windy day clouds in first white, later with cold blue bases & booming white tops –

To Bentley’s on picnic – wind waves in hay, - irresistible – wind shattered trees becoming black against the blue & white sky -

Arise at 4:00 in anticipation of a fishing trip...

Get out the Wheat Field & Maple to study it...

Tolstoi has said that to find God was to lose oneself in the joy of his work... 

To the country south of Java Village sketching:

A fine windy day, with deep blue sky and an infinite variety of rain & cumulus clouds...

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