Sunday, May 8, 2011

happy mother's day

When I was little, my mom gave me "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson.  This is my favorite poem from the collection because it speaks about the love of books, something my mother and I share.

Picture-Books in Winter by Robert Louis Stevenson
Summer fading, winter comes--
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Window robins, winter rooks,
And the picture story-books.

Water now is turned to stone
Nurse and I can walk upon;
Still we find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children's eye,
Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,
In the picture story-books.

We may see how all things are
Seas and cities, near and far,
And the flying fairies' looks,
In the picture story-books.

How am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story-books?


  1. such a good post! ~thanks and love

  2. Great photo. I love that special light before digital.

  3. Wow! Your mom was stylin'-profilin'! That outfit is classic and timeless! It reminds me of My Mom The Style Icon blog! Such a sweet photo!!!