Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mid-Winter Stroll

" The rapid nightfall of mid-December had quite beset the little villages they approached on soft feet over a first thin fall of powdery snow.
Little was visible but squares of a dusky orange-red on either side of the street, where the firelight or lamplight of each cottage overflowed through the casements into the dark world without.
Most of the low latticed windows were innocent of blinds, and moving from one to another, the lookers-in, so far from home themselves, watched a cat being stroked, a sleepy child picked up and huddled off to bed, or a tired man stretch and knock out his pipe on the end of a smouldering log."

Ratty and Mole, In The Village. ~ Wind in the Willows.


Andrea said...

What a beautifully peaceful picture this paints. After reading the news online just now (something I seldom do these days), I needed this. Thank you for providing!!


rusty duck said...

Forecast is we may get a dusting of snow this weekend. Brrr!

Lovely piece from Wind in the Willows.

Susie said...

Jo, This is so sweet. Hope you are safe and warm. We are suppose to get 3 days of rain...hopefully not the whole time. xoxo,Susie

L. D. said...

I read this book to the boys when they were young a very long time ago. I may have to seek the book out again and read it again.

Nellie said...

What a lovely piece from Wind in the Willows!

Terry said...

What a vivid picture the words paint.