“. . . but still I hope by this hour the clouds have all dispersed and the bright new quarter of the moon that is now shining is visible also at dear old Windham. Oh, how I would like to be there to walk with you through the large old trees that stand like sentinels in the ancient homestead of the Taintors. Still, I will hope before long to enjoy . . . those lovely walks and watch the long and pale shadows, varied by the different forms of the cedars and the pines, while the rare light of tiny little stars will cause the moonlight to be less wonderful . . .”

Julian Alden Weir, New York City to Anna Dwight Baker, Windham, May 23, 1882
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT