Tuesday, Oct 16, 1883 It was still cold today and the wind blew from the N. I picked the winter pears in the forenoon and trimmed the pear trees. After dinner Park and I took a long walk out beyond where we were yesterday. The autumn color has passed its culminating point and the strong wind of yesterday has stripped many of the trees--still I saw beautiful things and hope to go out and make a sketch tomorrow. Received a letter from Alice written on Sunday. She had not forgotten that it was the anniversary of dear Gertrudes death and spoke most tenderly of her. I also received letters from Pell and form Julia Dillon regarding a picture for Indianapolis which I have answered.