January 12, 2011

Winter's Mantle

A Winter Dawn

Above the marge of night a star still shines, 

And on the frosty hills the sombre pines 
Harbor an eerie wind that crooneth low 
Over the glimmering wastes of virgin snow. 

Through the pale arch of orient the morn 
Comes in a milk-white splendor newly-born, 
A sword of crimson cuts in twain the gray 
Banners of shadow hosts, and lo, the day!

~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

The house and yard appear in a alabaster mantle of newly fallen snow. I am tucked into a cozy home, fires sparkling merrily and Julia Child's coq au vin simmering in the dutch oven. Rich, comforting smells waft throughout the house. The day will be spent reading Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (based on the recent film), watching The Young Victoria (and craving an English Spring), and perhaps a game of Scarbble or two! Hoping you are cozy wherever you are!


  1. Uch, so jealous! Sounds lovely.

  2. Sounds like a perfect day! I just ordered Julia Child's cookbook...I'm not sure I'll be brave enough to tackle the coq au vin right away, though!

  3. *sighs* lovely and lovely and just so lovely! I loved seeing your beautiful scene. I think the Young Victoria is one the most beautiful, sweet films! Hope the snuggling down is wondrous!

  4. well, this is lovely. happy weekend, emily!


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