Tuesday, Dec 30, 1884 The weather still most dismal. Went to the American Art Gallery to see the exhibition of sketches and Vedders illustrations for the Rubayat of Omar Kayyam[sic]. I think the latter marvels of fancy and imagination and they certainly stamp him as a man of great originality and of most poetic feeling. There was a very beautiful snow study by Wm Bliss Baker in a fine wood. I came to my room and worked on my snow picture going all over it with lighter and cooler color and I think it vastly improved. Mary came in and was much struck by it. She thought most [?] an interesting. I have introduced lights in the church windows as I saw it on Christmas eve and think I will call it "Christmas eve".