Friday, 11 January 2013

Snow Is Coming!

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Source for this image here.

Isn't this picture beautiful?  I love how snow accentuates the outlines of trees and buildings, making them somehow softer.

It hasn't actually started snowing yet, but we're looking forwards to it!  We have got lots of cosy indoor activities planned - including making marmalade (Papa Bear surprised me with 3 lbs of Seville oranges yesterday, so we are going to be busy in the kitchen turning them into delicious marmalade - what better way to spend a snowy day?) and playing games - and best of all, when the weather's bad, Papa Bear gets to stay home too!

I'm so excited about snow!

Here's a poem I thought I would share - by the poet and writer Walter De La Mare. 


No breath of wind,
No gleam of sun – 
Still the white snow
Whirls softly down
Twig and bough
And blade and thorn
All in an icy
Quiet, forlorn.
Whispering, rustling,
Through the air
On still and stone,
Roof, - everywhere,
It heaps its powdery
Crystal flakes,
Of every tree
A mountain makes;
‘Til pale and faint
At shut of day
Stoops from the West
One wint’ry ray,
And, feathered in fire
Where ghosts the moon,
A robin shrills
His lonely tune.

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