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Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, February 5, 1920

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A heavy snow 
The snow is intense white 
Brilliant as the sun tho the sky is gray 
Shadows on the snow pale steel-gray –
Houses became very intense – What color there is glows like fire, vivid red yellows & blues – Stark brown natural wood becomes a rich velvety black-purple-blue 
Trees against the sky seems to have stubbier thicker branches which are outlines in milky purple 
The snow has slid from some slate roofs in jagged patches so the town is a sharp clutter of black triangles & squares against the vivid white snow.

Charles E. Burchfield, February 5, 1920