'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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June 26, 2016

For today....



Childe Hassam, 'Twenty-Six Of June, Old Lyme' (1912)


5 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

One of my favorite painters.

JoAnn said...

Perfect!

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Lovely.

Vagabonde said...

This is a beautiful painting. Have you seen “An Island Garden, with Pictures and Illuminations” By Childe Hassam ? I have the book, it has many great illustrations. I also read books on and by Celia Thaxter, who was a friend of C. Hassam, and she talks about him.

Sunday Taylor said...

Love this! I love a painting that catches someone lost in thought. And it is so pretty. It really captures a moment in time and a beautiful summer day. Thanks for sharing.
P.S. I think you may have commented on one of my blog posts recently, and for some reason it just disappeared before I could publish it. So sorry if it was you!

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