Friday, January 24, 2014

Winter Pros and Cons



This is a winter like I remember from my childhood. Almost. SNOW! We haven't seen the grass since November. Fortunately the snow does melt a bit, or we'd be wading chest deep through the snow pack. 

I love parts of winter. We slow down, a bit. The house feels less like Grand Central Station than in the frenzy of spring through fall. It's absolutely beautiful outdoors when the sun shines.

I do not love other parts of winter. Things break more often when it's cold. In our part of the world, winter is a sunless time, a seemingly endless parade of grey days. I hate driving on icy roads. And it takes more work to care for the animals. 

I am amused by all the hype surrounding (gasp) winter weather. The meteorologists are now calling normal winter weather "Winter Weather Advisories." And the storms are now named, probably so that we can feel like we're keeping up with the hurricane people. 

What are your winter pros and cons? How are you faring this winter? 

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, Lona. wonder why there is all the hype now? Did they forget what it's like, or just want to add some drama? I for one am tired of sweeping/scraping off my car multiple times a day, having wet socks from stepping in melted snow on the floor and cold snow falling in the boots. Thanks for asking, hope you are enjoying your relaxing time.

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    1. I can't complain about snow when I think about where you live, Karen. Any time for skiing this year? I think the hype is a mixture of desperation for ratings and winter amnesia brought on by a few warm winters. Take care!

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  2. That is a beautiful photograph!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa, and for your kind words. I enjoy reading your blog.

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