What do I like the most about Winter?
I DON’T like the cold anymore. I think ice storms make most of the trees, bushes and man-made structures look beautiful! Branches look as though they are encased in glass. A few years ago when I was stronger I braved the ice to take photos:
But it isn’t worth it; ice makes the road treacherous. We had a really early one here this year and many trees and bushes were ruined. We lost power for only a few hours; the last power outrage from an ice storm lasted over three days here and some people had their electricity out for two weeks.
I do so miss the dry snows of the west.
Snow is lovely, but getting out in it is something that I will avoid if I can However, I can’t imagine being in a tropical or balmy place for Christmas; I’d miss the snow; it’s something that I like to see in the Winter. It makes everything that is dead, black and brown look bright and clean, at least, for a while.
do love Christmas and Thanksgiving. I bet you can guess why. Besides the decorations, there is the food! My wall oven heats most of my house beautifully, so as soon as the weather gets cold, I start baking and roasting, which I had put off in warm weather, (for the same reason).
Throw in St. Valentine’s Day for fun food when there are kids around, (and not just cookies; I’ve been known to cut out hearts from pepperoni to put on heart-shaped pizzas!)
Winter weather also calls for soups and stews.
There is always curling up in my fleece zippered snuggly, sipping hot teas and reading or watching movies. I indulge in sappy Christmas movies during the season, sometimes on the PC while I wrap presents or make goodies.
So, I even when I am envious of friends who live near beaches in Florida and send pictures something like this:
I think that I would truly miss Winter.