Monday, March 15, 2010

A Pocketdress for every Season: Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter

Es war eine Mutter
die hatte vier Kinder
den Frühling, den Sommer
den Herbst und den Winter

Der Frühling bringt Blumen
der Sommer den Klee
der Herbst, der bringt Trauben
der Winter den Schnee

This is an old German folksong about the seasons. I loved it as a child and thought it goes so well with this picture of my dresses for the seasons.

In translation:
There once was a mother who had four children
spring, summer,
fall, and winter.

Spring brings flowers
Summer brings clover
Fall brings grapes
Winter brings snow

This song may not make a whole lot of sense to Americans who don't know about the fall grape harvest in Germany...Maybe it would make sense to a Californian? When do they harvest grapes there? Snow might work this year - since a lot of people who never had snow got lots of it this year. Didn't it snow in Georgia?

I am glad I live in Colorado. I love having seasons. I cannot imagine living in a place where the sun is always shining. I miss the grape harvest. But luckily we can go to the pumpkin patch instead. So my dresses are sort of the American version of the seasonal hightlights.


softearthart said...

Hi These are just delightful, hi from New Zealand , cheers Marie

germandolls said...

Thanks, Marie! You know you live in dollmakers paradise...Lots of sheepswool over there, right?