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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 11, April 20, 1934 - April 21, 1934; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, Page 11, April 20, 1934 - April 21, 1934; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

11. The mysterious call of a distant blue - bird -

The beauty of hepaticas is almost agony – The exquisite shades of soft pink, lavender, and richer red-purple and blue violet, surrounded by the soft downy sepals & stems, have a fragile loveliness, among the harsh dry leaves of winter that evoke wistfully sad reveries

Before supper to Marcha’s to ask Edna to help with housecleaning next week – home across lots, a pleasant walk, the turf wet and cushion-like. In small grove of elms, a clump of pussywillows half out, a beautiful sight – a meadowlark song, and a few drops of rain fell slantingly in my face –

All day at work on the Hollow picture –

                   April 21, 1934 –

Enough snow fell this morning to whiten the ground and roofs – midmorning to Marcha’s across lots – the skies had cleared, and a warm sun had melted the snow as if by magic, except in the strongest shadows – the earth soggy with the melted snow reeked with a thousand intoxicating odors.

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966