There's a quote from L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables that I sometimes think of when the first real snowfall of the year happens:
"The night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope; big stars were shining over the silent fields; here and there the dark pointed firs stood up with snow powdering their branches and the wind whistling through them."
Snow is definately enchanting when it casts that other worldly light when you wake up!am very jealous!
I love that quote from Anne of Green Gables. So apt.
It's almost gone already - but there may be more next week..
Thank you for this. I love it!
"At five in the morning, I woke to a wonderful silence. I went to the window and pushed it open carefully. A little heap of snow fell inwards on to the ledge. A light wind was taking it now, moulding and shaping it against the hedges and fences. Everything was bone-white, under the riding moon. I wanted to go out and walk in the fields by myself, to watch for owls and foxes and smell the night smells. Dull common sense and tiredness prevailed. I returned to bed and have ever afterwards regretted it, for such times come rarely and the countryside under the first, heavy fall of snow at four in the morning is a changed and an enchanted place, the imagination would feed upon the memory of it for ever after."
Extract from The Magic Apple Tree - Susan Hill
Isn't that beautiful? I thought it was you speaking at first Elaine! Thank you.
How funny, just listening to an Anne story (again!)… ;)
I don't think I ever read it!
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