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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Yellow Afterglow, July 31, 1916; watercolor and graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches (Frame: 27 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches); Gift of Tony Sisti, 1979

Charles Burchfield, Journals, July 17, 1914

Monday, July 17, 2017

The last few days hot and dry. Beginning of drought?  It seems so. During midday clouds gather that seem unmistably thunderheads and a storm seems imminent but sundown comes with clear skies and calm air.

Country roads powdery and plant life along their sides are yellow.

Nature is losing her freshness and is taking on that hardened look of hot summer.

Heard thrasher sing night of 8th.

Charles E. Burchfield, July 10, 1914