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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Winter Diamonds, 1950-1960; watercolor on paper, 36 x 46 inches; Image from the Archives at the Burchfield Penney

Charles Burchfield, Journals, February 17, 1924

Friday, February 17, 2017

It was a perfect winter day, beautiful beyond description. The hills covered with round domes of snow, the sky a smooth flat expanse of gray, & the fine slanting snow; at times the sun showing a pale blue disc, which illuminated the whole air & earth with a blinding white glow so that it was hard to tell the hilltops from the sky.

Charles Burchfield's Journals, February 17, 1924