When my fingers are freezing and I can't feel my nose, I sometimes forget why I love winter. An early morning search through flickr today reminded me exactly what I love about this season.

:: winter accessories :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[ flickr favorite from piksi_ ]

As I walk to/from work, I get to laugh many, many times. I pass people on the street with enormous fur hats (we're talking 2ft. in height), huge scarves, and monstrous coats. I love the effort people put forth to fend off the cold.

:: hot chocolate :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[ flickr favorite from simply photo ]

Especially when served with marshmallows. We can (and do) have it in the morning when we wake up or in the evening before we go to bed.

:: frost :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[ flickr favorite from mav port2port ]

Frost is so beautiful when it creeps across the window panes. It's hard to tell if it is growing or shrinking.

:: contrast :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[flickr favorites from k_schumacher ]

I appreciate my cozy, warm house so much more because of the harsh temperature outdoors. I walk in with a gust, and quickly swap my puffy coat for warm sweaters and thick socks.

Spring-time seems that much more wonderful after our world has been frozen for months and things begin to thaw.

:: short days :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[flickr favorites from soule mama + kimicon ]

I realized last night as I hurried to get home that there is something great about having shorter winter days. It fools me into thinking that the time is later, so I go out less, and stay in more. The longer evenings are spent at home, cleaning, baking, reading, etc. rather than going out every evening after work. It seems quieter and slower, a mini-hibernation every evening.

:: snow :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[ flickr favorite from soule mama ]

[ photo from my trip to ut in march ]

I love snow, when it is falling, when it blankets the ground, when it crunches under my feet. It is beautiful.


Amber said...

Amen to all of that!

Kellie said...

pretty pictures. i do like winter...minus driving in the snow.

Bryce and Candice Blood Family said...

You just made our move to the land North sound much more appealing! I keep saying, we will enjoy spring and summer so much more after a cold Utah winter.

I couldn't help but wonder about all that you see on your walks to work in NYC...

Kelly said...

I love the pictures of the frost. All of my upstairs windows are starting to look like that. I love looking at the patterns and details. It is so pretty. Although, I could pass on the sub zero temps that are causing it.