Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Three Trees, 1931-46; watercolor on paper, 36 x 60 inches; Salem Public Library, Gift of Miss Alice MacMillan in memory of her father Joel, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the MacMillan Book Shop
Charles E. Burchfield's Dreams, Journals, November 2, 1914
Monday, April 16, 2018
Early this morning had a wonderful dream which I want to believe is the outcome of the music I heard yesterday. I was at home and had gone up near the Three Trees. Here I came upon a thick screen of trees, penetrating which at a small open place I found myself in a wonderful scene. It was Summer, for there were many waving fields of wheat on all sides. All the trees and grass & wheat fields were a sparkling whitish blue-green; the sky was a vivid yellowish emerald, and running down from the zenith to the horizon in a curving line were a myriad sparkling stars. This occurred to me twice and each time I remember I reveled in the scene. It is the third time that I have dreamed of the things I would like to dream (the other two of which I have recorded).
Charles E. Burchfield, November 2, 1914