I confess I am a person who likes winter from Thanksgiving through the first week of January, aka, The Holidays. And then, I’m done.
The truth is I am not a cold-weather person at all. I can take the summer heat way better. My cold-weather life improved when I discovered UGGs. My feet stay warm, and I do, too. Darkness falls way too early, like four-thirty. Not very conducive to long walks.
Gee, Vicki, you sound rather negative.
Yah, I probably do. Complaining about the cold isn’t positive.
The Earth goes through four seasons—although four is somewhat debatable in my neck of the woods—for a reason. To renew and rejuvenate.
Winter’s perk is the plants go dormant. They sleep until late February around here. Then BOOM! Spring begins to creep in. Lovely flowers push up from the Earth and give great joy. Many of you may have noticed I post flower pictures on Fridays. I find most of them while on long walks with Handsome and the Adora-poos. I snap away when I discover the beauty around us.
And when Spring comes, people emerge from their homes. The days grow longer, and the kids are playing in the yards. Parents clean up the leaves and plant new shrubs and flowers. Splendor abounds.
I need rejuvenation too! I plop on my couch with a favorite beverage and snack and indulge with my best friend–good books.
Although I’m missing my long and not chilly walks right now, I know this will pass. I’ll plug in my earbuds, tune in to the Pandora BBC History podcasts, and look forward to warmer weather and enjoying what’s around me.
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