Saturday, February 13, 2010

I heart snow (sometimes)

Winter is not my favorite season. It always seems like it takes so much work to get outside. And before you know it, everyone is ready to come in again. Just the thought makes me want to crawl back under the wool blanket and take a nap. Or at least grab a hot cocoa and a good book and snuggle in for a couple of hours.

Yep. That's about how I feel when I think about the process of "getting ready."

The problem is, I actually enjoy being out in the biting winter air--especially on one of those particularly sharp, sunny days. So I try to side with my heart most days and rouse my grouchy, hibernating brain into action. I don't know if its the rosey cheeks, tingling skin or shot of vitamin D that does it, but all the grumbling pays off with sparkling eyes, laughter that bubbles easily to the surface, and an extra boost of energy.

Here are some of the ways we've been enjoying our snow days....How about you?

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Winter Wild Thing...

Maple snow...

Old Time Ice House...

Old timers harvesting ice...

Calm (and cold) waters...

Skating, fishing, cocoa-ing...

At day's end...

3 comments:

PottyMouthMama said...

Wow it looks so incredible - what is maple snow? Is it just Maple Syrup with snow?? I love those ice blocks sitting there, and those men harvesting snow - wowow! I have only ever been to the snow once, and it was certainly not like this.

Mama Mogantosh said...

We're at the opposite end of that spectrum here -the end of a steamy summer. Everybody's hanging out for a bit of coolness- some wrist warmers, some hot chocky...

But I agree. Once you're out, it's always worth it, but damn, the getting ready can do your head in.

Amanda said...

Maple snow recipe: Take a bowl of clean snow. Drizzle with real maple syrup. Stir and eat!

And, oh, yes, we're looking forward to summer. I adore reading the blogs from the other end of the world and seeing sand, sea, fruit and flowers bursting with heat and juice. It's like a vacation without the hassle of packing!