I am told this is one of the worst winters in washington in some time.
having lived in the midwest my whole life
winter in the pacific northwest seems different somehow.
i heard that the climate here offered all four seasons
but not to the extremes
what i know about winter from my childhood, was that winter was a season
it snowed with great synchronicity around thanksgiving.
it stayed cold and white until march.
st patricks day was always gloomy, moody and muddy.
sometimes though, on st patricks day it would snow.
those tricky leprachauns!
as I got older the season wasn't so predictable
it was messier, slushier, dirtier and colder. sub zero cold, crazy bitter cold.
i felt like winter as a kid was just a time to wear boots and mittens.
not to be concerned about frost bite
i played in the snow, hung out in the winter and found it beautiful in its own cold, but not too cold and wintery way.
not so much these days. at least in the midwest.
i feel like the 21st century go go go does not heed things like winter.
in the old days
one didn't commute in winter.
you couldn't. you were snow bound.
thats what fireplaces, knitting, whittling and making soup was for.
hunker down and cozy in.
do not venture forth into the white covered abyss.
some of this winter felt like that to me here because my car situation in Dec had me stuck a few times.
stuck in my own driveway stuck. yikes!!
and, some of the snowfall this winter
had schools and libraries and whatever else completely shut down.
i LOVE that in this state they don't use salt on the roads
sure it makes trekking on some of the roads a bit of a trick
but hey stay inside, hunker down ... and cozy in
that's what novels and hot chocolate are for.
I found the photography pretty darn inspiring
here are a few, ok here are more than a few of my captures!!
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.