|Anna's reflection in the side mirror of her daddy's truck. Doesn't she look like a snow child?|
My baby girl turned 16 yesterday. She recently discovered Instagram and when we got some 2-4 inches of snow on Christmas Day it was the perfect opportunity to capture some fun photos.
I thought this photo of Anna was pretty cool. (Get it? Cool?!) And it reminded me of a book I just finished: The Snow Child.
Isn't the cover art pretty?
This is a modern retelling of a Russian fairytale about an older couple who could not have any children. They move to Alaska for a fresh start and during the first snow they build a snow child which came to life. It is a beautiful story.
This story reminded me of the book The Light Between Two Oceans by M.L. Stedman that I read not long ago. Both books have an other worldly feeling about them and both are about an older couple who can't have children. They have one other similarity in common. They are not the sort of books that end happily ever after, though they are not totally tragic, either. That seems to be a trend in fiction these days. I'm sure that says something about our culture.
|The creek behind our house. I am always shocked at how beautiful it can be because it is not typically in my line of sight and there are houses on either side which conveniently NOT be seen in this picture.|
You may have seen this on my facebook page. I really try not to post too much overlap because that would be boringly redundant, but I thought this shot Anna captured was worth it.
I am off to church with my family. Talk to you soon.