by Heidi O’Brien
Recently on our I Know Helena Facebook Page I posed the question: What is your favorite part about winter? I posted this along with a photo of the snow coming down at night.
To me, there’s always something magical about the snow. It makes me feel like I’m living in a little snow globe where everything is a little more peaceful and sheltered from the world.
Skiing at the Great Divide. Snow Ball Fights and Snow Forts. Sledding. Playing Football in a couple feet of snow.
Watching my boys, so exhausted from tromping through the snow all day, carefully sipping hot cocoa.
What did I learn about others’ feelings on winter?
The Chocolate Chip: Hot Chocolate and a cozy blanket!
Stacy: The silence that snow brings.
Alicia: I love the oh so cold weather,
Jerome: When ever it snows
Ralph: The peace after a snowstorm…
Cindy: Watching my grandsons play in it
Dawn: Clear cold crisp night to take a walk in the fresh fallen snow and lots of stars in the sky and a big full moon
Virginia: The toasty inside!
Donna: I loved it when I was a kid – everything from building things with it, to the smell of people’s fireplaces in the air. It brings a stillness and quiet that you just don’t find other times of the year…. HOWEVER… that was before I became an adult with aching joints, who has to shovel and salt, and worst of all, drive. Zero magic for me anymore. I’m over it.
Mary: When summer starts!!
Milton: Living in California.
Janet: Enjoying it vicariously from the swimming pool – deep in the heart of Texas! smile emoticon
Jacki: Living in Texas.
Michelle: The end.
Nancy: It reminds me of cold childhood winters when life opportunities abounded, all my now-heavenly relatives were assembled for dinners, and I could slid down the big hills at the end of our street in Massachusetts.
Bob: Warm fire, snuggling up with some one you love and watching a movie.