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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Carlisle's cricket studies, 1917; conte crayon on paper, 10 15/16 x 8 1/2 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Carlisle's cricket studies, 1917; conte crayon on paper, 10 15/16 x 8 1/2 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Volume 45, July 28, 1944

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Trip to “The Gowanda Country"...A day that was beautiful in every detail from first to last, and one in which I felt the wonder of nature as if it were newly created (as indeed it is perennially) and yet somehow I cannot put it down on paper.  I feel lacking.

Thinking about that red-bird, and how the sight and sound of it “renewed” my youth — I think my feeling about birds is that they are immortal — this bird is one of the ones I heard as a youth.

1st - “Sewing Machine” Grasshoppers July 19
1st - Tree cricket July 26
1st - "Z"ing short-horns - July 22


Charles E. Burchfield, July 28, 1944

 

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