The first snow. That magical morning when you wake up and everything is covered in a white blanket…the sky an icy grey… I’m not quite ready for winter. I’m ready in all the practical ways–the garden is put to bed, and my daughter thankfully left the house covered from head-to-toe this morning. But I’m not ready for the cold, and the icy driving.
But I’ve been heartened by a lovely blogger-friend today: Mrs. Walker has posted some amazing photos of a hawk in her yard, new mittens and getting her garden ready for winter (here).
My contribution to looking at the joyful side of winter–this pretty little poem and illustration from my favourite vintage reader Gateways to Bookland (1938): And a big thanks to Mrs. Walker for these lovely hand-knit slippers…keeping my feet warm on this cold day here in Ottawa!