Monday, August 15, 2011
speaking of winter
Part of the problem is the length of winter. Here in Maine, winter can last until April. I remember my first winter here my brothers and I were out target shooting in a foot of snow while the temperature must've been in the 60s. We had gotten so much snow it took until mid-April to melt.
The other problem is the cold and the fact that one has to wear layers upon layers just to stay warm. I don't like wearing lots of clothes. I like going barefoot and wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I like the sun on my face and brown as berries arms and legs. I am a summer girl!
However, on the flip side, there is something cozy about snuggling in with a movie or a good book while the snow flies outside. And who doesn't like the holidays with all the pretty lights and silly yard decorations to make fun of?
It's just that once the holidays are over and we've had one or two good snowstorms I'm done with winter and cold and freezing rain and wind and ice and bundling up and driving carefully for fear of sliding and just never being warm. I'm ready for summer.
But looking at that picture now, I can think about winter happily, knowing summer isn't over yet - knowing that I like winter in the beginning. I'm just hoping it will be a short one :)
What's your favorite season?