Why I Love Winter

| 2/3/2010 12:30:19 PM

One of my friends said she doesn’t understand why I enjoy winter so much. Hmm, that made me think. Below zero temperatures, snow omnipresent. Why would anyone choose to live in the frozen Northeast Kingdom? But I have the answer.

For the beauty and stillness of a cold winter morning.

pine trees

For darkness that falls at 4:00 p.m.

dusk falls 2

The way the snow lights long winter nights.

Mountain Woman
2/6/2010 11:50:44 AM

Hello Everyone, we've been on the road and I've been offline. Thanks so much for your welcoming comments!!! Oz Girl, our trip back was uneventful but getting the house opened up again has been an adventure. Heat decided to break :-)And, yes, the cold air does lend itself to glorious skies. That's why I love this country. From your beautiful Kansas open skies to our Northeast Kingdom frigid skies, there is just so much that is incredible. Nebraska Dave, what a lovely way to describe drinking coffee at your favorite shop. I was there with you enjoying the view from the window. Yes, all of those photos are from our farm. We are very privileged to have 300 acres of wilderness. You'll have to come visit if you get up this way. My Morgan mare knows how to pull a sled so perhaps a sleigh ride for you? Vickie, thank you. Cindy, thank you for the welcome. Yes, I adore winter. There is something magical about it in a way different from all other seasons. I'm so glad I've found someone else who loves winter too. Hi Tammy! Yes, Missouri is an incredible and beautiful place and we enjoyed our time there. Thanks everyone for stopping by. Mountain Woman

2/4/2010 8:26:23 PM

Lovely pictures, and you make a great case for Winter. As I read your post tonight, we are getting snow here in Missouri. It is beautiful, even now, when I long for Spring just a *little* bit :)

Cindy Murphy
2/4/2010 1:58:28 PM

Finally! Someone who sounds as if she enjoys...no LOVES...winter as much as I do, and for many of the same reasons. I've been feeling just a itty-bitty tad bit guilty for my love affair with winter when so many around me can't wait for it to be over. Then I had the most goregous x-country ski this past weekend - out at the nature center, down torch-lit trails, with the full moon high above. I sighed, thinking to myself, isn't life grand. Your photos certainly prove it is. Welcome to Grit, Mountain Woman.

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