Sunday, May 12, 1872- The Apple trees are in the full glory of blossoms now and from day to day the landscape freshens visibly. It is difficult to realize the grey of a week ago. I made a sketch from my window this morning looking towards Hussey's Hill with blooming apple trees in the foreground. It was not very successful but will serve as a memorandum. I went over to the cemetery this afternoon to the funeral of Carrie Sims. The place is already filling up and it will be but a few years before it is crowded. Received a letter last night from Mr. Alfred Booth who with his family sailed for England yesterday. Downing & Dwight went to New York this evening in the Baldwin. They are coming back tomorrow or next day. They wanted us to make a signal, as they went out the creek which we did and got a response from them. What a nice time they will have. I remember one of the greatest delights of my boy-hood was to go down in the boat, have supper and sleep in a berth.