On Tuesday, we woke up to the first snow of this winter season. It is always so beautiful and I still feel that thrill I did when I was a kid of winter finally arriving. However, as one gets older one also thinks of all the work that will be starting up now. The firewood to be brought in and fires started, the sidewalks and driveways to be shovelled. Also, the car windows to be scraped and brushed! But yesterday, I really enjoyed the beauty and wonder of it. Somehow, it seems like magic that everything is coated in white.
I took this picture of the mountains from the end of our road the day after the snow – some of it had already gone and for some reason it was kind of hazy.
Even though snow and cold can be a hardship – I am glad we live in a place that has a long winter season. It is good to have a reason to knit sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, shawls and warm socks!