|I still remember the snow.....I just don't miss it!|
And the sky is grey
I went for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
On such a winter's day."
- Mammas and Pappas, California Dreamin'
It is just about here. The season that just happens to be my favorite: Winter. Not so much for all the things that people do in the winter such as: skiing the slopes, hitting snowmobile trails, blazing cross-country ski trails, doing a Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation slide down a massive hill in one of those little snow saucers. Don't get me wrong, I find nothing wrong with all of the outdoor cold and snow activity, being from the Chicago, Illinois area, I have indulged in most of it. I even owned a toboggan when my kids were small and took them tobogganing until one of my sons decided to go down the chute with his hands on the outside of the sled - OUCH. The burn scars are still evident on the back of his hand. Well, I don't have to have the snow and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, I have plenty of cold nose memories. (see photo)
I would love to see some of your favorite snow photos too...don't be shy, I did it....
I am faring very well in my new adopted home of Tucson, Arizona...without the snow and cold, that's just how some parts of the country celebrate the season. As a matter of fact, my plants in my yard are still in bloom right now. I am really talking about entire fall and winter season with the holidays starting with October and Halloween, November and Thanksgiving, now December and Christmas. This time of year is just marvelous! Everyone is just a little bit different this time of year. People who are usually Scrooge-like through the rest of the year, have a little more spring in their step, a little more twinkle in their eyes, and possibly a little more tolerance in their attitudes. You find yourself striking up conversations in lines at stores with perfect strangers (at least I do).