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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Street Vista in Winter, 1957-60; watercolor on paper, 26 1/4 x 43 3/4 inches; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Street Vista in Winter, 1957-60; watercolor on paper, 26 1/4 x 43 3/4 inches; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, December 1, 1930

Monday, December 1, 2014

The rain turned to snow in the night—the refreshing mist of sifted snow dampened my face at 6 o’clock – In town shopping for Christmas, and most of the afternoon writing some unavoidable letters—but the house atmosphere cramped me—at last I am free, and taking the snow shovel I clean paths—the healthy vigor with which I did this, and the joy of physical exertion were such as I have not experienced for many a day.

Before supper for a walk—bitterly cold—it is dark, and a raw wind drives fine snow from the north—automobiles with their garish lights, light up ribbons of drifting snow.

Charles E. Burchfield, December 1, 1930

 

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