Friday, June 22, 1883 Painted a little this morning on my flowers but did not improve them. This afternoon Downing and I drove over the creek to the Van Aken place and I began my study of it. It was a perfect day and I enjoyed working out of doors in so pleasant a place. June so far has been cool and delightful. A letter from Mrs. Taylor this morning expressing her sympathy for us after having seen a notice of Maurices death in the Tribune.