Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Summer Solstice (In Memory of the American Chestnut Tree), 1961-66; watercolor on paper, 54 x 60 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 20, 1914
Friday, June 21, 2013
June is perfection - the pulse of nature is throbbing full and fast… Road in many places along the ditches are made yellow with moneywort. Less plentiful but more conspicuous are various species of St. John’s Wort. Yarrow is whitening.
An expression of June are the common white daisies, which spot the road here & there all along but in one place, an old deserted orchard we found a colony of them. They made us pause & exclaim. The white clouds in the sky but their dim reflection. I wonder why a bobolink did not come up from their mist and sing.
Charles E. Burchfield, June 20, 1914