By Angie Schroeder
I know we just talked about winter traditions here on the blog and I think it is safe to say we have established that I LOVE winter. It is such a wonderful and peaceful time of year to me. However this year I have been disappointed. We had a big snowfall before Thanksgiving and then a big ice storm between Christmas and New Years. That has been about it. There have been dustings here and there but that is it. I have not been able to sit by the window while reading as the snow gently blanketed the ground. No snowball fights or snow angels have been had since before Thanksgiving. The skating rink down by the river has not even been set up. It has been cold enough for it but nobody has bothered with it.
This lack of snow and fun winter festivities has put a damper on my spirits. I find myself losing concentration while writing a Christmas story that I hope to have released this coming November. I have developed several ideas and will get to working on those as soon as I square away my computer issues. This winter seems to have been filled with a dullness that has leaked into my creativity. I am one of those people who adores winter. The cold, the snow, the howling wind, the grey skies before the snow startsto fall. I find it all inspiring. Sparking my imagination. I am really hoping for some snow soon.
Has the weather ever affected your creativity?
[Note: Angie has been without internet access for a while, so Jeff posted the column she wrote.]