Sunday, Sept 1 1872- Calvert and I took a walk shortly after breakfast out through Ludlum's woods and beyond. It was sufficiently warm in the sunshine but we were too cool in the shade. We sat down on the rocks in the rear of Terrys farm overlooking Kingston and talked Art and smoked our pipes and speculated on many things. We agree that in the country one needs companionship and that time often hangs heavy without it. Took a stroll over above the Steep Rocks and loitered about until after two o'clock when we came home to dinner. Joe Tubby came in in the afternoon and brought a little sketch to show me which has has made recently out at Lanes and which seemed to me an improvement uopn his other pictures. Bowyer came in the evening from his summer vacation. I was struck afresh that he is no longer a boy but a young man.