Monday, December 8, 2014

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winter snow frost

Here is one of my favorite winter poems, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

"Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
The little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
While we're talking about snow... here's one of my favorite verses in the Bible, and it happens to mention snow:
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." - Isaiah 1:18

Is it snowing where you live? It is a crisp, bright, snow-less day here in Mississippi. Would love for it to be snowing. If it's this cold (anything under 50 degrees), it might as well snow, right? :) 

Have you ever made snow-cream? I love it! We always used sweetened condensed milk and vanilla flavoring to make ours.  What's your favorite snow-cream recipe? 

4 comments:

Courtney Phillips said...

Of all the poems I've read, that is one of the few I've ever enjoyed. Ha!
We had snow sometime around the beginning of November which is STRANGE for us. Hoping for a white Christmas!

Natalie Monk said...

Haha! Me too. It's probably one of the few I remember, as well. Except The Raven--that creeped me out big time, so no wonder I remember it. :D

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

Although the poem was lovely, I have to say that the picture you posted was absolutely captivating!
I miss the snow. It snows a little bit where I live in Arizona but not like it did when I lived in Rhode Island and Maine.
I have yet to make snow ice cream but what we do make is ice cream using snow and two coffee cans. You fill a regular-sized coffee can with your ingredients and close it and seal it with duct tape and then place it in a larger coffee can with snow, ice and rock salt. Seal it up and have the kids roll it around...a lot. :) It is pretty yummy.

Natalie Monk said...

Hi, Kelly!

When I was looking for pretty snow pictures to post, that one really stood out to me. One look and I could almost feel and smell the crisp winter air. The lighting is so beautiful and quiet. Makes me want to visit that place!

Oh, that sounds like such a fun way to make ice cream! And a great way to keep kids busy!!! :)