The theme for this week's Blog Roll is White. Many things come to mind when I think of white. There's the beautiful pure white of fresh fallen snow for one thing. When I was a teen I lived in the country and the woods and lake were just magical after a snowfall. And there were no other people around to mar that perfection. The only prints I saw in the snow were those of the birds and animals. I had fun trying to identify the different prints and often followed their path for as long as I could. Our dog Bill loved playing in the snow and joining me on my winter treks through the woods and across the frozen lake. The ice of the lake held it's own beauty, and often had swirls of color trapped in the frozen water. That's what this necklace and earring set from Danas Jewelry Etc reminds me of.
My brothers and I used to love it when the snow was wet and heavy and perfect for packing. We'd build snow forts and have snowball fights, and of course we made plenty of snow men. We'd play outside in the snow and cold until we couldn't feel our hands anymore ;-) These snowman earrings from WyvernDesigns remind me of those fun afternoons spent playing in the snow with my brothers.
Of course white has always been a symbol of purity and goodness. The good guys in movies wear white, the bad guys wear black ;-) And of course there's the white wedding dress, symbolizing the bride's purity and innocence. I think of white unicorns, magical and so pure, only creatures pure of heart can approach them. I've loved unicorns since I was a little girl. They symbolize strength, beauty, and absolute purity and devotion. I love this sweet unicorn pendant from Positively Charming Things!
And as I write this post white snowflakes are falling fast and furious outside my window ;-) So I leave you with a bit of winter white from the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild.