Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Picture-Books in Winter

Jessie Willcox Smith


Summer fading, winter comes -

Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs

Window robins, winter rooks,

And the picture story-books.


-from Picture-Books in Winter by Robert Louis Stevenson


The Christmas festivities are winding down, and like furry woodland animals, we are inclined to settle down in our warm nests and stick close to home for a while. We said goodbye to our less hardy friends during the golden months of autumn, but we are of sturdy New England stock like the cardinals and bluejays who gladden the bleak days of winter with their bright colors: most likely the only ones we will see until the daffodils show their faces in April. Today was a bitterly cold blustery day, just right for curling up in a warm chimney corner with a cozy story:


2 Comments:

OpenID learningtofollow said...

I've enjoyed reading your latest posts. This storybook looks wonderful and snuggling up on a cold winter's day with a good book is truly one of life's rich pleasures!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Thank you for dropping in for a visit with such kind words of encouragement and cheer. Have a blessed new year!

10:38 PM  

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