Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about!
He’s after our fingers and toes;
And all through the night the gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.
He’ll climb each tree, so nimble is he,
His silvery powder he’ll shake.
To windows he’ll creep and while we’re asleep
Such wonderful pictures he’ll make.
Across the grass he’ll merrily pass,
And change all its greeness to white.
Then home he will go and laugh ho, ho, ho!
What fun I have had in the night.
We had our first hard frost last night, and this morning the world felt brand new.
Each blade of grass…
Each fallen leaf…
And in the jungle of tall, tall grass
He visited each stalk of teasel…
Each puff of goldenrod,
Each sheaf of grass seed,
And sought to restore each faded Queen Anne’s Lace blossom to her former white glory.
And yes, he did climb each tree…
And hover over each little wildflower…
Refreshed our garden with his cool touch (I always think the kale tastes sweeter after a frost!)…
And of course, made pictures in the windows!
It’s been such a time of change for my family. The company my husband had been an independent contractor with for the past 8 years just sold, and we’ve felt just like those swirling, whirling leaves wondering where they shall land now. I find the easiest way to keep my mind off the uncertainties of the future is a lot of prayer and little handwork. My autumn bunting is almost done … just a bit more reinforcing with a second layer of felt, and embroidering the edges. Then I think I will find a nice satiny ribbon to string them on. And don’t worry, I will put them in the correct order when I hang them (just now noticing the photo says “Autnum”!).
Each leaf is needle-felted with some of Louet’s beautiful wool roving. I just ordered more and will have it available in the Cedar Ring Circle shop soon… probably by the time I finish the bunting and share a quick tutorial with you here on the blog. 😉
How do you get through times of Uncertainty with peace in your heart?