Winter...it's here for real. The shortest day of the year. Even though we've already had snow storms that closed schools, brought bone chilling temps, slippery roads and slowed down the generosity to the Salvation Army bell ringers, it's the official time of the year to call it what it is....Winter. I grew up in this climate. Chicago isn't exactly the warmest city in the nation during this season. I've found out Ohio isn't either. But call it what you will, it's got it's beauty as all change of seasons do. The sparkles on the snow, the ice that coats the trees, the frozen lakes and creeks...the quiet of the woods and the white that covers the muddy driveway. The rosy cheeks and the squeals of happy children sledding down snow covered hills. The hot chocolate that awaits those sledding times! So I might complain here and there, but all in all this is a glorious time...one that makes you look at the following pictures (from last year) and say: "How many days till spring?"...Of course the flip side of the shortest day is the longest night...make of that what you will!
And may all your Christmases be white!