I used to really dread Winter. I think there is some primal fear that nags at us when the light starts fading and the days get colder. Will we make it through? Will it ever be warm and light again? And while there is still that old residual feeling, I am finding more and more that I am loving Winter and embracing it, like the rest of the year. It helps to have the right warm clothes and a newly discovered love for Winter sports and activities. And it helps to choose to like it. When you live in the North, our Winters give you a spirit of adventure. It's what sets us apart. It's also wonderful to watch my little boy enjoy it (never mind the amount of time it takes to get us both bundled up!) And another plus is that there is more downtime in the Winter, time to recharge, do crafts, snuggle up to watch movies (or Dr.Who!), read, and take naps. So all in all, I will no longer look upon Winter as a lost or wasted time of year, but I will embrace and enjoy it!
Like today! Mount Pope lit up beautifully this morning for a few minutes while we enjoyed our breakfast.