I Like Winter

This week we were supposed to talk about things we actually like about winter, but in fact, I don’t dislike the season at all.

For one thing I live in South Carolina, which means we seldom get snow. When we do, it panics everyone, and we run to the grocery store for milk and bread. Everything comes to a halt, and we hurry home to get out of the snow. That being said, most of us feel joyful when the snow actually comes. We make snowmen, eat snow ice cream, and take walks outside. It’s truly a magical time for us.

My favorite holidays are in the winter too. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always get together with our family and eat way too much. I love the thrill of selecting just the perfect Christmas gift for each family member. I also enjoy all the holiday decorating and parties. We have a lot of January birthdays in my family as well so that’s something to look forward to once Christmas is over. My birthday is January 12.

We also seem to draw closer together during the winter. We can still get out, but if the temperature goes below fifty we have a tendency to enjoy more indoor activities like sitting in front of the fire with a nice cup of coffee and a good book. When the temperature is warmer my husband is likely to be outside working so it’s nice to have more time to just be together.

What about you? What’s your take on winter? Do you like it or not?

The blue house is mine. We had snow a few years ago, and I took the picture because I thought the blue looked pretty against the white snow.


About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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7 Responses to I Like Winter

  1. We got snow today, although it was not even a complete covering.
    You look like you have a great view, Elaine! Please post picture of the Spring and Fall.


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Glad you enjoy this season. I’m still pulling together my thoughts, which I’ll share tomorrow. Right now, I’m still shivering from my brief outing to visit my Mom.


  3. What a pretty picture. I can’t imagine living in a place where winter is so mild. I visited my brother in Texas one year right after Christmas and stayed until the end of the first week in January. It is was so strange to be able to go outside without a coat and to see others running around bundled up because to them it was cold.


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