Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A declaration

Winter is coming, and I'm ready to declare, unpopular as I may be, that I'm excited for it. Bring it on.* I know, I know, it's cold in winter, and everyone would rather be warm and sunny, but let's take a moment to think about just a few of the wonderful things that winter brings us:

-snow to play in
-warm houses from which to watch snow falling
-open season on hot chocolate
-ice skating
-twinkly lights
-soup season
-kids in snowsuits
-the change to regroup, to get ready for next spring

I think you'll all admit that I'm right about this one. What are your favourite things about winter?

*With the exception of winter driving. I could do without that.


  1. snow angels, fireplaces, layered clothing to hide body jiggles, wearing hand knit toques and mittens.

  2. Cold pink cheeks, homemade mittens, knitting by the woodstove, stews and soups, going to bed early because it's dark, walking in the woods, sugar cookies, and on and on and on...

  3. Hmmmm. I like mince pies and bread sauce (not together!) and Bonfire Night and laughing at my fellow citizens when the whole country shudders to a halt if a couple of snowflakes fall. :-)

  4. I love when we get ice rain that covers the trees and turns them into glistening beauties. Oh, and warm apple cider cooking on the stove.

  5. And here I thought I was the only one who loved winter! I was waiting for someone to throw something at me! Those are all delightful winter things, though Mammy P, you're going to need to explain what mince pies and bread sauce are. I'm hopeless.