Friday, July 17, 1885 Got up at 6 and arranged the hose to water the celery plants in the garden which I finished shortly after breakfast when I went over to my studio and painted, changing a little the tone of the sky in my picture. I also worked a little on the study for Mrs. Warrens picture. After I got through I cleaned up my studio and put things in their places. It has been a very hot day. A telegram came from Harry Donaldson saying Julia would not come tomorrow as expected. There was an extraordinary and very brilliant meteor this evening in the North West. Every day I have a feeling of thankfulness that the summer is passing so pleasantly to me and that I am not disturbed with cares and anxieties as I so often am. I am busy every moment but I am doing what I wish to do and I am happy and contented. It is pleasant to have Alice and her children here and they are enjoying it very much.