Wednesday, June 17, 1885 A cool and delightful day. I was so tired from my efforts yesterday that I did not get up until six o'clock when I worked in the garden until breakfast time. After breakfast I took my father to ride. We went down town to the post Office where I received a letter from Miss Hallowell in Chicago wishing me to send them something for their exhibition. Then we drove up to Eddyville, stopped to see Juring Lounsbery and crossing the bridge came home on the other side through Port Ewen. The ride was charming on that side with the cool North wind in our faces. I got out and gathered some of the flowers of the Laurel just before we reached Port Ewen. John Stratton was on the ferry boat and talked with my father as did several other people when we stopped at the "Strand" all wishing to show the respectful consideration in which he is held. After dinner I went down to the barn and with the hose gave the cow stable an effective drenching which it very much needed. It took me nearly all afternoon. I also visited the old strawberry bed. Miss Ray was here at tea after having been busy painting all afternoon on a sketch of the same thing she did yesterday. It is uncomfortably cool this evening. I expect to go to N. Y. by the 6.20 train tomorrow morning.