"Bravo! bravo!" cried his mother, her eyes sparkling with pride.
He grinned, the expression creating little lines around his sparkling blue eyes.
Mountain winters were always a surprise to lowlanders and easterners, where the chemistry of moisture played games that produced slush and wet snow, not the sparkling crystals so soft a broom could clear a foot-deep snowfall with a few swishes.
It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore--a silvery sheen as from the scales of a leuciscus, as it were all one active fish.
Roger was a tiny man, no taller than Cynthia, with snowy white hair and sparkling blue eyes.