About four inches of snow fell last night and today has been a beautiful winter day. I painted all day and took a walk towards evening. The evening effects were charming and I felt anew the charm and beauty of winter, the landscape of which is always most beautiful and expressive under a grey sky. Wrote to Boughton. Received a letter from Julia Vaux telling me how much she liked her picture. Gertrude is ill with an influenza and called Dr. Cirspell.