All that has led me to being partial to the cooler months.
A few things I love about winter.
+ Sweater weather. I love sweaters and I love sweater weather.
+ Cold, snowy days are prime time for cuddling up inside with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine by the fireplace and reading a book or watching a movie and not feeling bad that you're not outside doing yard work or something productive.
+ Looking ridiculous in 17 layers of clothes and untied snow boots doesn't lead to all kind of judgmental glances. It also makes it harder to get sunburned under all those layers, though, I've proved it's not impossible.
+ Snowcapped mountains and snow dusted forests are beautiful.
+ No snakes. Or bears.
I live in Montana now. I understand that reality here is that the possibility of snow runs through about June.
This winter has been especially cold with several bouts of subzero temperatures, lots of snow and wind, freezing rain.
I'm over it.
+ I'm over not being able to feel my face, or hands, or feet, or any limbs.
+ Fearing the possibility of a snow drift on the hill I drive between the house and town. I got stuck in it once and had a meltdown. I've since improved my driving skills but that snow drift hill terrifies me.
+ Almost wiping out in the parking lot, on the sidewalk, street, where ever because it's all ice. I'm not all that coordinated really.
+ Having my pen freeze when I'm outside on assignment. M bought me some military pens that don't freeze. Of course, that's assuming I can still feel my fingers enough to actually hold the pen and write.
+ Wanting to get started building the chicken coop, or preparing the garden or running or doing anything outside, but it's snowing. Again.
Is it spring where you are? What do you love/hate about winter?