My entry for the color challenge. I used jmdt's "Grandma's Parlor" minikit as well as the lovely starter kit Boo supplied. Thank you both for the kits. Poem is "The Frosted Pane" by Evaleen Stein:
When I wakened, very early,
All my window-pane was pearly
With a sparkling little picture traced in lines of shining white;
Some magician with a gleaming
Frosty brush, while I was dreaming,
Must have come and by the starlight worked through all the quiet night.
He had painted frosty people,
And a frosty church and steeple,
And a frosty bridge and river tumbling over frosty rocks;
Frosty mountain peaks that glimmered,
And fine frosty ferns that shimmered,
And a frosty little pasture full of frosty little flocks.
It was all touched in so lightly
And it glittered, oh, so whitely,
That I gazed and gazed in wonder at the lovely painted pane;
Then the sun rose high and higher
With his wand of golden fire
Till, alas, my picture vanished and I looked for it in vain!
Photo is of my parent's front yard in Tucson, AZ, Christmas 1987. Needless to say, snow doesn't last long there!