This little miniature rests on the window sill in our kitchen. It was a gift from J- to Elenka on Mothers' Day a few years back. It's a reproduction of an oil painting (24x36) by Scott Leighton (1849-1898) called "Racing Home Through a Maine Snow Storm". I like it for a couple of reasons. First, I like miniatures a lot. I can't explain the pull; I just do. And growing up on Stevens and Coyle Streets, Mom always had vintage Currier and Ives calendars hanging to mark the passage of our lives. I remember each year the prints had a theme that marked the months. Galloping horses like these, animals, old farmhouses, historical events, scenic vistas, fruits and flower arrangements and others marked the months as they hung in our kitchens. I remember thinking that they showed 'old stuff' and seemed goofy to me. Now, when I see the prints, they make me smile pulling back fond memories. It's apropos, I think, that this little frame stands next to the kitchen table in our old house today. Thanks J-. By the way, yes, the 'whiteness' piled up, beyond the glass, behind the frame is a huge pile of snow that waits for melting temperatures. I can dream.