“I have come in dearest Julian from a little walk on the piazza, where I have been enjoying a beautiful moonlight night. It was very like an evening in late October, frosty, and crisp, with a great white moon looking coldly down from out the clear sky, over whose wide expanse not a cloud was visible. The wind rushing through the leafless trees, sounding like the roll of distant waters, was the only murmur that broke the deep stillness, and standing as I was, surrounded by the wonderful beauties of nature, thoughts of the future, and of the past, crowded fast and thick upon my mind . . .”

Anna Dwight Baker, Windham to Julian Alden Weir, New York City, May 3, 1882
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT