Monday, November 22, 2010

'Tis The Season To Be... Cold


Cold

As fall fades away and the days get shorter, a new feeling fills the air. Gone are the smells and sounds of autumn. In their place we find winter. The crunch of the snow beneath the dogs' feet in the morning while the world is still asleep. My breath lingering on the air as I call them in. Snowflakes falling and making the landscape fresh and white, coating the tree branches so they shine. Jack Frost's doodles on the glass.

A Sunday afternoon at the park has turned to a Sunday afternoon on the couch. Curling up in front of the fireplace after a day on the sledding hill. Hanging the wet snowpants and gloves over the tub to dry. Eating a steaming bowl of soup and indulging in some cocoa. 

As Minnesotans, we often complain about the elements. It's too cold, too snowy, too windy, dark too soon. I challenge you to take in the beauty around you. Slow down for a day and appreciate the world in which we live. Is there any better feeling than a soft blanket out of the dryer? Snuggling close to the kids and taking a nap? Catch a snowflake on your tongue. Make a snowman. Enjoy the beginning of winter, because although it seems to last forever, it will in fact been over soon.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Way to look at the UPsides of winter!! :)

Angie said...

Thank you - I needed this with the white stuff in our near future here in PA.

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

You must be one of those "glass half full" kind of people. It's still in the high 60's/low 70's here. #heaven

Evonne said...

As much as I hate winter, I do enjoy a warm blanket straight from the dryer.

Today I think I'll enjoy the beauty of this warm 70 degree day. It's supposed to snow by week's end.

Diane said...

It's been pretty warm here still but I'm hoping we'll get at least one good snowfall this year since we don't see them that often where I live. It's always magical when it does happen.:)

Shell said...

Look at K, being all sweet and optimistic. Love you!

Jackie said...

Yup .I love the snow but not the cold . There are a lot of fun times in the winter . Thanks for reminding us of that

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