Went out to Shandaken by the afternoon train on Wednesday and staid over night and Laments. Thursday walked about nearly all day trying to find some thing to paint as I wanted to go out there in October but I confess I found nothing. There are no fine trees or attractive detail of any sort. The country simply looked bare and bald and uninteresting and I came back yesterday discouraged. Today I have been trying to paint a composition but I feel worried and troubled, chiefly that I cannot decide where to go to get some autumn studies.