Saturday, January 10, 2009

reasons to love winter

trees on my running route

My timing in joining Flickr last week feels like a little gift. So much of my thought and energy has been focused on embracing and loving things in my life because of some of the Flickr groups I've joined. One of those groups is reasons to love winter. Here are a few images I took this past week around my neighborhood.

eagle seen from our balcony - a tugboat is through the trees

on my running route

What are your reasons to love winter?

13 comments:

the cherry blog said...

lovely pics!! I love winter because:

Of our log fire
Bare Winter trees
Wrapping up in chunky scarves
Hot tea in a warm cafe!

Lovely post xxx

Debra said...

Love the photos-I feel as if I'm there!
I do think of myself as a winter person~
~Warm fires
~A good excuse to stay in
~Pots of soup simmering on the stove
~Cashmere sweaters...
~Endless reading
~Long days of painting
~Snow-shoeing in a quiet woods
Happy Weekend

preppyplayer said...

One of the main reasons I love winter is evidenced by your photos- the winter light. It is so calming and peaceful.
I also LOVE my winter sports of platform tennis and skiing. I am outside all winter, more than the warmer months.
As for clothing, I too love sweater weather, layering, boots.
Vanity wise? My hair is so much more compliant in the winter, (think east coast summer humidity.)

KPiep said...

handknit wool socks, school, all of the winter holidays, snuggling up in bed with my heated rice bag, soups and stews, the opposite of hot, time with friends at coffee/tea houses, watching birdfeeders, the sound of snow, and on and on and on....

Vanessa said...

Wow, you are truly lucky to live in such a gorgeous place. I have a fascination/love for eagles. I'm not sure why, but I would be so happy to see them on a daily basis :-) Great pictures!

heidi said...

I love winter because:
1) No bugs.
2) No suncreen (am responsible for yards and yards of skin, most of which is NOT my own)
3) Spooning in bed to keep warm.
4) SOUP.
5) fuzzy socks.
6) winter light.

Things That Inspire said...

Winter is not my favorite season, but there are some nice things about it...Christmas, beautiful sunrises and clear skies, goosedown comforters, boots, fires, hot chocolate, and I agree with heidi, soup (although, I love soup all year long).

That tree picture is stunning! Sometimes, when waiting in carpool line, I just stare at the trees. They are works of art, particularly in the winter when the branches can be appreciated.

annechovie said...

I always love your photos, Lecia! These are refreshing because they are visally the opposite of FL now. I love Winter because the heat and humidity are gone and everything here is at it's best. Enjoy your weekend.

pve design said...

I am a true " four seasons gal", and I love them all for unique reasons, but alas Winter holds something special. The light is truly clear and a palette cleanser of sorts and the blast of air reminds us of being young and going out with no hat. Winter cuisine, stews and one pot meals provide comfort after a long day of skiing and fighting the elements.
Crackling fires, cashmere, cocoa and the thought that underneath it all is, Spring ready for an awakening in a few months.

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Today, there was a barely there snowfall that glittered in the air like diamonds. And I like trees that keep their leaves all winter like this.

Paige said...

I love winter because:

I get to teach my son and daughter how to ice skate and watch them fall down and get right back up over and over again.
We can visit friends with snowmobiles and watch as my son gets to drive one all by himself for the first time!
I let the cold air sting my face and feel completely alert and alive.

Great post, Lecia!

Debbie said...

what i love in the winter?
is when SD, CA is actually cold and not having santa anas as we are today. it is hot today! ugh! i want to put my jacket back on!!!! i would LOVE some snow! just a little...

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thank you all for these interesting, thoughtful, poetic responses. I may have to do another post what includes your comments! xo Lecia