Wednesday, Oct 17, 1883 After breakfast I trimmed one of the cherry trees and brought Parks house up from the barn. About 10 oclock I put my small sketching box in the wagon and drove out where I was yesterday, Park going along, and made a sketch of the bluff on the East of the Roatina facing the river. The North wind blew keenly and I did not succeed very well as I got so cold I could hardly hold my brushes. The color was beautiful in that place although many trees are entirely denuded and the landscape begins to look Novembery. After I came home I put up the stove in my room and built a fire in it. The nights are most brilliant with the full moon. Tomorrow occurs the Newburgh Centennial to commemorate the disbanding the Revolutionary Army and it promises to be a fine day.