The view from my front window
Is there anything you like and others bemoan? Like fruitcake. I LOVE FRUITCAKE and people make endless jokes abou it. Does that make me weird?
What about winter?
I was driving my dh to drop his car off Saturday morning and I suddenly was so grateful for the winter day. Snow was falling–thick flakes–many flakes grabbing each other and falling down to the white earth or flying up against the “snow” sky–the kind of sky that seems heavy with snow-a white-gray sky that appears to have substance.
Both sides of the narrow winding road were thick with trees. The firs–white pine, red pine, cedar, hemlock and more–had been flocked the night before. They each wore a white “ball gown” with the boughs and needle pattern flowing down to the layers of snow underneath each. The trees that lost their leaves were tall young “men” wearing black suits standing between the “ladies.”
Even when the temperature drops to a cold that seems to suck the warmth from you and turn clothing to what feels like cellophane, I love winter. I even like it when it gets scary cold or a blizzard blows in from the west. Then we stay home and watch the storm and feel blessed to be inside, warm and cozy. And the best part in contrast to mudslides, floods and tornadoes, after a blizzard, we dig out but in the spring the snow melts and turns everything green again.
I know I’m in the minority here, but I’m strong enough to finally declare–I like fruitcake. I like winter (until March 30 then I think it’s time for spring–but that’s another story). 🙂
So what do you think? Am I nuts or what? Is there something YOU love that other people moan about?–Lyn