Song Time – Where Did Summer Go?

Winter was my favourite season before having children. I loved frosty walks and those winter smells: hot chocolate, icy winds, cinnamon and brown sugar.

But winter can feel long with young children. Endless and exhausting.

Song, crafts, baking, and candles get us through the long dark days where the briefest of walks is all the youngest will abide.

I recently posted a springtime song as it is heading merrily towards summer here in the southern hemisphere. I thought it might be nice to share the song that sits opposite summer on the great wheel of the year.

As I said last time: I am not a singer, not even close, so please be kind as I offer a gift to you – and if you followed me on Instagram, you would know that isn’t very easy for me to do (it’s eight_turns_to_winter and I am a terrible oversharer 😬🤪)


 When the snow is falling, falling,

 Drifting downward, soft and slow,

 Elven children come a-calling

 Asking, “where did summer go?”


 Gone the berries, gone the blossoms,

 Gone the grass on which to lie.

 Just frozen limbs of icy columns

 Dark against the silver sky.


 We have frosty breath and frosty fingers,

 Woollen gloves, a woollen hat and scarf.

 A solitary snowflake briefly lingers

 Upon a button nose and makes us laugh.


 Gone the hills like great green giants,

 Gone the bees a-buzzing round.

 Winter sun grown shy and silent

 Where the snow lies on the ground.


 When the snow is falling, falling,

 Drifting downward, soft and slow,

 Elven children come a-calling

 Asking, where did summer go?”

 Asking, “where did summer go?”

Published by vickyinelvenrealm

I am a homeschooling mum living in New Zealand. My first elves, Adam and Merribelle, were created last year to teach regrouping to my son. They have been busy since then...

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