Tuesday, Sept 28, 1880 Went to my studio directly after breakfast and began a water color 12x14 from one of the pictures I painted this summer and have worked on it all day. I hope it will come out pretty well but am not sure. It has rained considerably and at evening cleared off with very fine effects of light. Received a letter from Whittredge who is still at home digging a well instead of being away sketching. From Mrs. Sawyer telling me the china Oscar sent my mother has arrived and a letter from Gussie. Mary was to leave for home today. Wrote to B. F. Butler about my picture which has arrived from England, to Mrs. Sawyer and to Whittredge. Sara my mother and I talked of Gertrude this evening. I always love to speak of her and this evening when I came to my room I longed for her so sadly that I could not keep back my tears.