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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), March Day at Gowanda (1926 first state titled A Day in March), 1926-1933; watercolor on paper, 23 x 28 inches

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), March Day at Gowanda (1926 first state titled A Day in March), 1926-1933; watercolor on paper, 23 x 28 inches

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 28, 1944

Friday, July 26, 2019

"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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