Things to love about winter…
Watching the snow fall covering everything with sparkling beauty.
The crunch of snow under my feet.
Sliding down the hill on a plastic or wooden sled, or even a piece of cardboard box.(Well, the card board thing didn’t really work out so well, I broke my leg in three places and was in the hospital for a week and a cast from my toes to my waist for 3 months, after i had the cast “reduced” to just the length of my leg, I fell down the stairs while racing my little brother Sean; broke the cast- and back to the hospital I went…. Yup, I was that child.)
The holiday lights that make the whole outside world look like a winter wonderland.
As temperatures dip, and the long nights take hold,(they are now on the upswing) Enjoy some of the things that only winter weather can bring. Without cold weather there would be no snow, no ice, no backyard skating rinks, no sledding, no snow forts to build,(my children used to paint their’s with spray bottles full of food color and water) and certainly no snow boarding! So, as long as it’s winter time, get out and have some fun,put on an extra layer, and head outside.
I have always wanted to build a skating rink in my yard, I will try this year; it’s going to be cold for the next couple of weeks.
Building a snowman, or watching a small child build one…
I think there must be an art to sledding…
Do you remember the walk back up the hill…worth it every time.
Zooom…(uhm, not so much) putt,putt was more like it.
Winter fun, never goes out of style.
Waiting for their turn…to shine.
I love the snow;with winter I feel close to home. We have our rituals and family dinners. And as I reflect, I smile at the nostalgia of my life.