Sunday, Dec 24, 1882 A long walk after breakfast with Park, down through the woods back of the old Wilhelmus Hasbrouck house and over the hills stopping for a sketch, then down through the woods beyond the Roatina returning by the road across the lake and over the hill towards the Alms House and home by Ludlums woods. The whole walk was a delight. Such charming winter landscapes, such a never ending variety of effect of light and shade and tender color. On the hill near the Alms house I saw a beautiful effect on the mountains of which I made a note and hope to get a picture from it. The winter is certainly more picturesque than the summer to me. There is just enough snow now and all the color is most delicate and varied. I made three drawings, all very suggestive of pictures. Mary and Girard had a Christmas tree over at their house and we all went over there. The children were delighted. Girard met Maurice up there during the day but he did not stay. Ashamed I presume to meet us all. Wrote to Booth last night.