Even though it has felt like winter for over a month now, today is officially the first day. I've always liked winter, even though it's cold and dark, and the plants have died back, I still think winter is just as pretty of a season as the rest of them.
Everything sounds clearer in the winter. Maybe it's the thinner air, free of the humidity that summer carries, or maybe it's because the leaves are gone from the trees.
The clear air makes the interstate behind our house seem so much louder, I listen to it as I fall asleep at night. For some reason it make me imagine traveling far away to someplace up north.
I like the way the trees look without leaves on them, showing their intricate branches against the white sky.
Winter is filled with cold foggy days, where the clouds reach all the way to the ground and it looks like snow could fall at any second.
But winter also has days filled with bright sunlight and brilliant blue, cloudless skies which pair strangely with days that never get above freezing.
My favorite thing about winter is when it snows, which isn't often enough here. I love the blurry mess the snowflakes make as they turn the whole world white.
And how cozy the houses look, nestled in the snow.
I hope everyone has a great winter! I will be spending mine as I always do, hoping and wishing for lots of snow!