Friday, October 16, 2009

let me introduce you to...

our snow flower fairy. She is a bit indecisive, but she does not let that bother her at all. She likes to keep her options open. Her favorite expression is "if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes," but unlike most she says it with a bit of excitement in her voice.

While her body is deeply rooted to the earth with snow, she carries every season with her...she wears spring's yellow snapdragons and wisteria vine in her scarf, summer's nasturtiums and butterfly bush flowers in her crown, and autumn's hickory nuts make her smile while chrysanthemums make up her sparking purple eyes. She has autumn at her fingertips, but walks solidly toward winter with the memories, hopes and dreams of springs and summers swirling about her head.

I could have sworn she told me her name was flora, but Jude insists her name is jack!

Today this capricious fairy helped us appreciate the interesting quirk of weather we are currently experiencing. We had fun digging through the snow to find frozen flowers, and we were surprised at how many flowers were still blooming. I think we took them for granted, but they are stunning against a backdrop of snow.

In her honor we came in to make homemade hot chocolate and a treat. In case you are wondering about that is a yummy scone about to be devoured by Jude. And if our power stays on and our Internet connection remains active, I'll share that recipe with you tomorrow as promised.
seasonal blessings~


  1. This is so neat! I mean it, how many people ever get to decorate their snow fairies with real flowers???
    Just lovely

  2. That's the prettiest snow fairy I have ever seen. It may be the only snow fairy I've ever seen.

  3. snow! wow, it really is a pretty backdrop for flowers.

  4. Fabulous Fairy, Elizabeth, and she really is the whole year celebrating herself, looking both ways before crossing, and a fitting end to a prolonged summer. Didn't we used to expect frost Sept. 15? I heard USDA is updating the zone boundaries for the first time in 20 years.
    Welcome home to now,

  5. Oh! That is the loveliest thing I have seen all week! How gorgeous - and how amazing that the flowers and snow are existing side by side. Strange weather indeed.

  6. Oh, Elizabeth I love this so very much!!
    You and sweet Jude are so creative and fun!
    That is the first snow fairy I have ever seen : )

  7. Elizabeth! What an awesome experience and how wonderful to get to share it with your boys! Jude is adorable, and looks frighteningly like my Gabe. This is making me wish we had snow in October too.

  8. What a beautiful snow fairy! Your weather has been like ours lately! It's strange to have snow so early, but definitely beautiful to explore winter and autumn all together at the same time :)

  9. Gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen a prettier snow fairy! Can't believe you have snow!



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