FR writes in expectation of her friend Cary Dent's coming visit for the month of June. FR now lives in Keswick, in the Lake District of England, a favorite haunt of painters and poets. An important activity during the visit will be painting together. FR urges Cary to "Bring all your apparatus for water-colours" because although fine weather will allow them to spend time in the mountains and on the lake, "on rainy days we paint."
The watercolor box above resides in the Victoria & Albert museum. It is probably very like the one FR used as a young woman.