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Dec. 9th, 2005 @ 11:05 am Things I love about winter
Yes, it can seem that winter lasts forever, and I will gripe and grouse, but there are things I love about winter. I figure I'll need to remind myself of them at some point during the next 5 months when everything is bleak and grey from the salt and sand -

The silence - falling snow deaden sounds. Walking around on a crisp night when there are big flakes falling, hearing the crunch of snow under my boots, and nothing else.

Warming up by a fire, with a nice mug of hot chocolate after being outside - the activity can be anything, shovelling, skidooing, skating or skiing. The key is that you are bone-tired, and a little chilled.

Snow angels - actually, I just enjoy finding a fluffy snow drift and lying down in it staring at the night sky. With the right clothes on, you aren't cold at all, and the snow hugs your body and supports you completely.

Skating outside on real ice - shinny on the lake at the cottage, skating on the canal, (often leads to warming up by a fire.)

Watching Chet in the snow - he has his moments of totally spazzing in the Paw prints in the snow - you really get to see the creature traffic in your yard in the winter time! Our place is bunny central, but you'll find all sorts of tracks out there.

Donuts - yep, skidding up and down a road, or in a parking lot, pulling on the hand-brake, and trying not to land in the snowbank. Of course, now that I own the cars I'm doing this in, I tend to stay further away from the banks. Also, it was so much more fun in rear-wheel drive cars *g*

Maroc oranges - okay, so this one is more associated with Christmas, but it's cold and snowy when I get them.
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From:running5k2day
Date:December 11th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Geez-Now you make me wanna go and play in the snow and have all that fun!
It can get a bit boring just looking at trees that never change colors, or never loose leaves. It can be rather mundane seeing the same weather pattern nearly every month....sunny with chances of rain!! Winter??? We might pull out our SWEATSHIRTS when the temperature dips (60's!) during that cold snap that last maybe a week or two but never a whole month. I always wanted to try ice-skating...it looks like so much fun. Naturally-I would be doing alot of that on my ass, but heck! It would still be fun.

If you ever get bored playing in the snow...come on down and melt in the sun. It's not all that.
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