Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The First Frost

The snow kept coming till it was drifted and banked against the house. In the mornings the window panes were covered with frost in beautiful pictures of trees and flowers and fairies.

Ma said that Jack Frost came in the night and made the pictures, while everyone was asleep. Laura thought that Jack Frost was a little man all snowy white, wearing a glittering white pointed cap and soft white knee-boots made of deer skin. His coat was white and his mittens were white, and he did not carry a gun on his back, but in his hands he had shining sharp tools with which he carved the pictures.

Laura and Mary were allowed to take Ma's thimble and made pretty patterns of circles in the frost on the glass. But they never spoiled the pictures that Jack Frost had made in the night.
~Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House in the Big Woods


Jane said...

I loved watching Little House on the Prairie when I was little. That lifestyle always, and still does, seem so simple and peaceful. Family was definitely the focus. I love the look of your blog now....I've been wondering how to make a different template for a long time now. Blogger only offers a limited selection and I'm not that savvy to figure out how to design my own.

Bobbi said...

Beautiful photo!