Celebrating Winter in All Its Stark Beauty

I’m just in from shovelling out the end of the driveway, and even though the calendar says we’ve a few more weeks before winter officially begins,  I’ve decided to start celebrating early.

As with summer and autumn, I’ll just list a few of my random favourites and turn it over to you.

Winter is not my favourite season.  It’s a little extreme for my tastes, but it has its moments, like:

  • Some days, just walking to the end of your driveway is such a major workout, there’s no need for a gym membership.
  • The smell of woodsmoke drifting through the snowflakes in the air, especially when you’re out at the end of the day, or in the evening.
  • Multiple opportunities for snuggling!
  • The subtleties of winter photography.
  • Fat and funny squirrels.

Hey!  I could actually go on!  This is a great exercise for just about anything you think you don’t really like.  But now it’s your turn.  Please let us all know what you love about winter (and have a lovely weekend!).

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4 Responses to Celebrating Winter in All Its Stark Beauty

  1. This is a great idea.

    What I love about winter (I’m in California.)
    1. Christmas – trees, decorations, gift buying/wrapping/giving, food, fun, watching my kids open their gifts.
    2. The resolution and contemplation of the end of year and all things achieved.
    3. The looking forward to the next year and new beginnings and plans.

  2. Barb says:

    Lovely. Thanks Alison!

  3. Karen says:

    Love your post!
    What I love about winter is:
    1 snow storms, just looking out the window while cozy by the fire with a good book
    2 snow that sparkles
    3 bare trees, love seeing the structure of the trees
    4 food roasting in the oven
    I am mostly a summer person and June is my favourite month!

  4. Barb says:

    Nice that you’ve found things to love about winter, then!
    Sparkly snow is lovely, especially in the moonlight…

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