(From Elsa Beskow's Around the Year)
Blue skies and ice, wherever we go
Slipping and sliding, deep in the snow
Uphill and downhill, neither leaf nor green
The sun bring and clear, no grass to be seen
Wollies and hoods, on toboggans all day
Gloves on our hands, and Spring far away
Back home Mama's baking, big loaves and small
How hungry we are, we'll soon eat them all!
Our Justice Family Snow Cream:
1 Cup Whole Fat Cream
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
A full medium sized bowl and fresh snow
Mix it together and eat it up quickly!
This past week here in Virginia it has been cold, wet, and very snowy. The snowiest I can ever remember it being here in my 28 years. Granted, I grew up near the ocean in Virginia Beach (and because of that we rarely got snow) but still. The children were out of school for the whole week and I out of work for most of it as well because of that. We Virginians don't do cold and snow well. I and my old lady Grand Marquis did not drive anywhere all week long.
So we took full advantage of that and played in the snow. We played and played and played some more. So much play time. Then we made snow cream over and over again until we got brain freezes.
We also did quite a bit of inside play and crafting, but I'll save that for a different post.
We very blessed right now. We get to work and live in Colonial Williamsburg. The home we rent belongs to the Foundation and was built in 1753 by Benjamin Powell for his brothers. It large, old, and so so beautiful. There are lovely woods behind it that back into at National Park, the Colonial Parkway. Seeing everything here covered in snow was just magical. Even though by day 5 I was sick and tired of it, the beauty of the snow covered landscape nonetheless just blew me away.
Next year... we're getting proper snow gear.
Love & Light,