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Monday, 21 January 2013

They stepped through the wardrobe ...

... into Narnia
At first light,
the white hush of virgin snow.
Their path to school ...
Seen anew,
embalmed in crystal.
The little ones played awhile,
before the bell.
She watched their faces.
Winter white excitement,
rosy red-cheeked glow.
The next day,
they climbed up to Cadbury Castle.
Reputedly, King Arthur's Camelot.
They sledged ...
... on boogie board and toboggan!
Laughed like children ... but fell like adults.
It hurt ... a lot!  She has bruises, he aches.
Little man flew by.
A fearless child.
Walking back, she looked through the trees,
and saw two little babes, nestled in the snow.





42 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

It's so cool just how identical this looks to Narnia in the photos Jane, these photos really embody the meaning of a Winter Wonderland, looks like so much fun as well if you're willing to brave all the cold. Great photos Jane.

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

This was wonderful...loved it. I was following along greatly. I love Narnia :) This looks like a lot of fun, I haven't been sledging in so long. Super photos, have a great week xx

On this day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a message from his daughter Bernice A. King on why she is RISING. "Now is the time."

the vanilla squirrel said...

...so beautiful....and to spot those babes must've been magical x

VintageVicki said...

I am rather loving Narnia at the moment - last winter my leg wasn't able to cope - now at last it seems fully mended :)

Wish we had some decent sledging hills near here.

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Bambis' in the snow, how cute....hope their Mum was ok??
d x

Anne said...

How lovely. I have to say it looks very much like that here in Yorkshire too at the moment.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

What beautiful images! Looks cold, but magic!
Karen

The Custards said...

What a lovely series of images - and Cadbury Castle as well!
How lovely
Best wishes
Jenny

manon 21 said...

magnifique aussi la neige à la campagne,incroyable de voir ces petites biches.

Amicalement,

Manon

lemonade kitty said...

Oh I'm loving all these snowy pictures, I just wish I was able to get out to play!! Lucey x

Louise Mc said...

Hasn't it been lovely? I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't miss the opportunity to take lots of snow photos.

Hesta Nesta said...

Absolutely beautiful images. It looks like a winter wonderland here in Derbyshire too but I haven't been brave enough to venture out too far! Stay safe and warm.
Jo xx

Rosemary said...

Beautifully captured snowy images, and lovely words to enhance the trip through the wardrobe and into Narnia.

Veshoevius said...

It does look like Narnia! Wonderful photos and beautiful images!

LissyLou said...

oh my goodness!!! the deers! so gorgeous. The recipe was an old one from a mag.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Very Narnia! :) x

Maria said...

Aww how magical and I can see YOU all had such fun..
Did you see Mr Tumnus? I wonder...
How beautiful those deer were, I would have loved to have seen those.
Sending kind thought, Maria x

Jen said...

It truly looks like the scene of a magical tale!

Flaming Nora said...

Beware beautiful ladies offering small boys the most delicious sweets ever tasted.

haggiz said...

Beautiful photos and how lovely to see those deer. Thank you for coming over to see me, so glad to have found your lovely blog! Julie x

Alessandra said...

I love snow a lot, too!!!
Lucky you : deers in the snow! Wow!!
xxx Ale

KC'sCourt! said...

Wonderful pictures
Julie xxxxxxxx

Angy is my name. said...

Mesmerising. The world transformed into a snow globe full of joy. How I wish it could snatch this globe up and hide it in my pocket. Keeping it for sunny days when I need magic and cooling down... ♥♥

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Here's my email: daintydollshouse@yahoo.com

Not sure how I fix the no reply thing...will have to look :) It is far too easy for digital photographers to enhance their photos, I prefer film when I can :) xx

rusty duck said...

Hi Jane,

I followed Haggiz over here and what a lovely blog you have. Beautiful snowy pictures! We are not so far away and yet it's all resolutely green! Very jealous.

Jessica.

In My Wild Eden said...

How beautiful! I love the tree and the babes in the snow. Such wonderful pictures.

mrs cheese said...

Beautiful photographs.
Hope the bruises are healing
xx

Kristie Franklin said...

Marina,

How FUN for little man and you! much! I remember when husband and grandson did the same thing a couple of years ago when we had about 2 inches of snow. (which is unheard of here in Texas). There is a hill behind the house where they live and they must have spent several hours sledding up and down it.

I hope you have recovered from all the twists and turns that riding a toboggan brought to you not to mention the bruises and sore spots. Husband was sore for two days! HA

Rose H (UK) said...

What a lovely day :o)
I have to admit that I've NEVER been on a sled in my life...too scary for me!
Great images M, I'll bet Mr Tumnus was close by ;o)
Stay safe and warm
Rose H
x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Such pretty pictures!

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*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina.
La settimana scorsa ha nevicato anche qui. La neve è molto suggestiva, ma provoca molto disagio in città! Le tue immagini sono molto belle e magiche e se penso che sei in Inghilterra...sigh, vorrei essere lì!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

beautiful photos, Cadbury hill is such an intersting place. Love the action photo, I did a lot of falling off sledges this weekend! xx

gillyflower said...

Wonderful photos and so beautifully, poetically written - thanks for sharing!
Keep warm!
Gill xx

nilly said...

I love the way you make the most of every moment! Beautiful photos too.

BusyLizzie said...

What super photos and delightful text -as always! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Lizzie x

humphreycumfycushion said...

A lovely post - such amazing images of the snow and the deer - amazing!

the cuby poet said...

I loved reading your words and looking at your beautiful photos. This is such a lovely post filled with imagination.

Kelly-Marie said...

So wonderful! I am sad that we didn't see you or Mr Tumnus! We saw quite a few of his New Forest Pony friends and a couple of little Bambi's of our own, but ours were far too camera shy. Such lovely pictures of your two.

Your snowy land just looked so beautiful! I'm sad I didn't get to have a sledge myself. :-(

I have so much blog reading to do and i'm excited to have a catch up with yours! I also very excited that now I live closer I'm hoping to come to a Sherborne antique market, when my bank account is looking more healthy.

Love to you M xx

demie said...

Hello Marina!

It's amazing how snow changes everything to a fairy tale land! I love ti! And it's always lovely to see deers.
They come by our house all the time (well it does help the fact that my father in law is feeding them!)

Thanks for looking for me
I never men to stay away from blogging so long but sometimes there is simply no time for it...

lots of love from Norway : )

OhSoVintage said...

Just beautiful, words and photos.

Willow said...

Lovely are these winter scenarios, simply beautiful. Odd I should be drawn to them now as our power lines have been down past a day here due to yesterdays blustery naughty blizzard . I just charged up the phone screen in our auto to peek about.