Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sunshine During a Blizzard, 1947-1959; watercolor on paper, 30 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, January 21, 1915
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The second of wonderful winter days. It has been snowing since the morning of the 19th - then great squareshaped soggy lumps from the east; developed gradually by today in a thick shower of feathery bunches of star-flakes. Today was a fairy day. - the nature of the storm brought a smile from the walker - so light and buoyant, they had the character of sunlight; falling so softly (there was scarce a wind), they rested on the trees' branches like careful butterflies; they evaded the downcoming foot and flew aside in tiny gusts...
Charles E. Burchfield
January 21, 1915