Lady Winter clothed in ermine
On the North Wind gallops in,
Over crystal bridges bright,
Over carpets snowy white.
See the North Wind snorting, prancing,
Scare the leaves that, romping, dancing,
Cease their merriment and play
And hurrying, scurrying, run away.
A Year With the Fairies.
Written by Anna M. Scott.
Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.
P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.
18 thoughts on “Winter Begins!”
This one is my all-time favorite, Elephant! What a fantastically beautiful white-haired woman! I love her outfit especially the hat. The colors too! Wow. Every once in a while I see a white haired woman who looks really great and think about throwing away the hair-dye.
Lady Winter is a beauty – so glad you liked this one – I like her too. She has a great deal of energy – you don’t usually see winter images that are so happy!
It takes a great hat to notice a great hat!
Yes, Lady Winter looks beautiful, confident and up beat. A real winner. I find with the right coat and boots winter isn’t all that bad. I like it.
Winter and the shortest day of the year!
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I like it too!
The little leaves don’t look very scared. They look rather happy about being chased.
They don’t like to show fear!
Perfect illustration for the first (official) day of winter. I love the description of the North wind snorting and prancing – which it has been doing too much of where I live.
I am glad you enjoyed it! Try to stay out of that snorting and prancing winter wind!
The winter wind does knock one over like a horse sometimes, especially when black ice is involved. And the Lady Winter looks very Marie Antoinette. Off with her head every spring. 🙂
Lady Winter does indeed look like Marie Antoinette! She has that hat and so much flare!
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I will have to look around in your world!
I hope you enjoy any time you spend there.