I admit that here in Southern England it isn't as cold as this looks. Girl with a Muff has the alternative title of Dutch Girl, so maybe the snowy landscape she trudges through is actually Holland. There are bleak little snow-dusted houses behind her, and the colouring of the picture is pale as the snow. The white of her bonnet lining is crisp, but almost vanishes into the paleness of her cheek, then her capelet continues the shade downwards into her cuff and apron. Against this is the lovely russet of her dress, and the little book, presumably a Bible, clutched in her hand.
That is a splendid muff, and does look very toasty. I do wonder why she hasn't got her other hand well and truly rammed into it. Boughton obviously approved of muffs as they appear in a few of his pictures...
So my rally cry for today is 'Muff Revival!' - It's time to bring the muff back, people, for toasty hands and toasty Bibles. Plus, it looks like a good place to hide your mistletoe for sneak attacks. You know it makes sense.
See you tomorrow.