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I appreciate the cold brezze from the Texas heat.
I appreciate that I can focus on doing more indoor activities such as playing or listening to music. The days are starting to get longer which means that spring is on its way
Winter is my least favorite season. However, I do love to cross country ski so every winter my guy Pal and I find a place to venture to for a weekend of cross country skiing and stay at a B &B. This year we are going out to the Berkshires in Massachusetts. We normally go up to NH North Conway or somewhere in the white mountains. I do love the beauty and peacefulness of new fallen snow. and scenic mountains.
I just took a walk around the block, and the weather was absolutely beautiful, cool and clear.
I live in Northern California & appreciate all the rain at this time of year. For the last few years we have gotten very little. This year we have had soooo much that it had been destructive & devastating for many. We have had 11-12 big rain events, atmospheric rivers, in the last 2 weeks!
It has been a bit much. I am reluctant to complain as most years rain has been “a trickle”.
I love walking in the rain, wind permitting. I love the cold brisk chilly air. It is restorative. I especially love witnessing all the green & growth after the rains. The flowers will be amazing! 😊
I am in Southern California and feel exactly the same way.
The cozyness with my love.
The start of a new year and new dreams and possibilities. New goals and motivation that drives it all. The hopefulness that each day brings.
My husband and I travel during the winter months to leave the cold and gray weather of W.V. But..I miss the quiet gray mornings, the early darkness of the evening…when I felt so at peace in my world. No running around, or busyness. But the perisitent grayness also is depressing and we yearned for sunshine. So now we travel to sunny places to give us warmth and a chance to be outside. But- I do miss the “quiet winter”. Right now, we are in Hondo, Texas outside of San Antonio. We will be here a few more weeks….We will head home in mid March…when Spring is just awakening in the beautiful hills of WV. Wherever we are…I am very thankful for all of my Blessings.
That I’m still here and that I truly know that life is a gift. When the snow swirls, I look at my bare rose bush in the back yard and know that I will be pruning it in a few weeks and come May it will bloom again. The seasons are truly my teachers. I find myself humming the song, “The Rose.” I love the lyric and the melody, too. Such a beautiful message.
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed
It’s the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose
Winter has always been difficult for me,
it’s getting better,
but it’s still not my favorite time of year.
It does help to make me more appreciative
of the sun and warmth. And of course
I appreciate that we have plenty of
water this year and the streams are
running and the hills are turning green.
I know we’re only halfway through
January, but I’m really looking
forward to spring.
I live in the Pacific Northwest (Washington) on Puget Sound and this time of year is dubbed “The Grey” for the low clouds overhead. They don’t necessarily drop their rain every day, but it’s looming right there most of the time. This means that when we do get sunshine, as we did for a part of last Saturday when I could feel the sun’s warmth on our walk down to the farmers’ market and the bookstore, I appreciate it so much. In addition, no matter what the outdoor weather is, somehow I feel “permission” to slow down and rest in winter in a different way from the long, warm weekend days of summer. I
I live in the Northwest as well, and I do get tired of the gray! But it does give us time to read, contemplate and spend time indoors with our loved ones.
The beauty, of a blizzard, or ice storm from a warm, healthy, safe space. Or being immersed in the silence of walking or standing still in a blizzard attired in appropriate outer wear. The beauty of snow covered landscapes. I have been privileged.
I appreciate the quiet calm of the Winter season, the stillness, the crisp, fresh air, and the silence. It feels like the world falls asleep for a few months only to come bursting awake come Spring. I also appreciate having the luxury of heat, indoors, a warm bed, and sanctuary from the cold, as I know there are many who do not have such luxuries and having said luxuries is never a guarantee. Lastly, I appreciate how the cold and the lifelessness of Winter makes me appreciate the warmth and life of Spring and Summer so much more. You have to feel the cold to appreciate the warmth, and you have to feel the rain to appreciate the flowers.
I most appreciate having a warm and safe home during this cold wet weather here in the south west of England. This time of year also brings a great variety of birds to the garden which I enjoy so much. I get around 15 different species of bird visit in a week. I do weekly bird counts for the British Trust for Ornithology and in the winter months I also take part in their Garden Bird Feeding survey so I am busy bird watching every day! And I am watching the spring bulbs poking their heads through the ground with the promise of warmer weather and longer days ahead.
We have had lots of rainy days but, given my health situation this year, I am so glad that it isn’t snow and ice.
It is a good time of year to read and watch TV which I usually don’t do. I love All Creatures Great and Small on Sunday on PBS.
Spring is on the way. 🐇🌺
Love that show also. Watched the first episode of the new season 2 nights ago.
How I love the show as well! So kind and beautiful setting. I need more of that!!
There is a beautiful quiet that only happens in winter living north in Minnesota. Yes one is challenged on foot or by vehicle maneuvering in the ice and snow. There is often communal shoveling and car pushing out of ruts that only happens now.
I live in northern MN as well and fortunate to live in the woods. Yes, a beautiful quiet…and such beauty after new fallen snow. So many times, I notice that I am living in a “postcard” of beauty. I also love the permission I feel to be inside, listening to a favorite tv program or series, while happily cross stitching, which I do for hours!
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