Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Morning Glories, c.1925; gouache on paper, 19 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches (Frame: 27 x 22 inches); Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975
Charles Burchfield, Journals, September 24, 1923
Thursday, September 20, 2018
To canal in search of wild morning glories—it is a calm mellow misty morning—the mind is at peace. There was a something in the air, some odor perhaps as I passed a picket fence chattered with dead plants, that recalled to me forgotten habit of my childhood, of searching out beanpods in the garden that had been forgotten, & were now dried and had a peculiar smell.
Charles Burchfield, September 24, 1923