Welcome Winter

Welcome Winter, here overnight it seems.  I’m sure we’ll have green grass again before week’s end, but last night was the first substantial snow fall of the year for me.

To anyone who knows me, the fact that I’m not a fan of the season is no mystery.  However this year I vowed – to myself mostly – to embrace our Canadian Winter.  To not complain about the cold, or the snow, or ice, or sleet, or freezing rain, or slush, or cheeks that sting from the frigid air, and nostrils that stick together when you try to breathe outside…. nope.  I’m going to ENJOY Winter this year.

Well… of course all of this is still easy to say since it’s still rather mild outside.  I might change my tune once we get a couple of -20 or -30 Celsius days.  But for now, I stand firm.  Father Winter, welcome!!

This morning, I had to sweep 4 inches of wet heavy snow off of my car.  Hubby had been good enough to shovel two “paths” for my tires down the driveway (what a sweetie lol).


But I have to admit, the fluffy stuff covering everything was in fact very pretty – mesmerizing almost!  Like a clean white sheet on the bed, fresh from the line.  A blanket of snow seems to almost erase all of the ugliness.  Covers up the post-Autumn dullness and transforms it into a magical fairy land.

Sunrise in my backyard this morning

Lets hope this way of thinking stays with me for the next five or six months!


5 thoughts on “Welcome Winter

  1. peggyjoan42

    Years ago I lived in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. They have a lot of winter snow. I loved the snow, but I was younger. After you move South with much less snow – you begin to enjoy milder winters. Good luck and I do hope the winter can inspire you this year. 🙂

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  2. Homesteading101

    I’m glad to hear that you are planning on enjoying the winter! I can’t live without winter (so to speak). That is why I have continued to live in Manitoba. In fact, I keep thinking I would like to live a bit farther north from here. I think it is an individual thing – liking winter – not something that you grow up with necessarily. Beautiful pictures!

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