Monday, February 13, 2012

I miss winter!

Perennials are going to be lost for sure!
Today, I decided I missed winter.  Yes, I live in the middle of the prairies and traditionally we have lots of snow and good cold temperatures.  This year we have so little snow and it was so warm that it could hardly be called winter.  It would be an insult to the word.
Almost no snow! Sigh.

I love winter.  I love it when it is so cold that it feels like you get pinched inside your nose when you inhale too deeply.  I love it when the snow crunches under your feet as you walk outside.  I love how the snow sparkles like fairy crystals in the bright sunshine that pretty much always accompanies a cold snap.   I love that when it is -18 or -20 C the temperature is just about perfect because it means no slush or icy roads and my van stays nice and clean.  I hate slush - it completely grosses me out.  I love how the air is so perfectly clear and seems to hold the sunlight even more than other days.
What do you like about winter? 


  1. No winter here in Virginia. I miss the cold. I enjoy wearing sweaters, heavy coats, hats, and gloves. They make me feel snuggled when I'm outdoors.

  2. I enjoy the hearty cooking of slow roasting stews. And that's about all.

  3. I like cold bright days but wouldn't care to have months of snow - not very likely where I live;-)