Wednesday, December 08, 2010






No one even talked about it.  None of us saw it coming.  Then, on our way home from our train ride (where you-know-who made a happy appearance) we spotted the first flakes swishing around our swagger wagon.  By the time we arrived home there was enough snow to shake a stick at (or stick it in the side of a snowman).  Perfect.  

Our Seth who's seven is fairly stingy of praise for the days that pass through his life.  He's serious, not superfluous.  He prefers serene, not surreptitious.  At the dinner table, Dr. Gooch gathers "favorite moments" of the day from his children. Yet, Seth will only offer up a tidbit here and there. 

 But, on Saturday, he offered four.  It was just that sort of day. 

A good start to this nippy season.  With the garden frozen over, we're bringing things indoors with stories and singing, soup and cookies, parties and lights.  And hoping for at least a handful more of unexpected precipitation.

5 comments:

Wendy Leow said...

Oh it looks lovely!! We don't get snow here in sunny Singapore. Thanks for sharing.

k a t y said...

Save some for us!!

kelly said...

who knew the cicada cottage could look even more beautiful with snow!

Kurt Knudsen said...

The frosted windows with paperwhites looks as good as it smells.

The Original Mangums said...

Snow just does wonders for the great out of doors! Beautiful pictures!