For me, it's not the cold that bothers me as much as the darkness and super short days. There are days in December and January that actually come to a close by 4:00pm. If it's not a bright sunny day, I can kiss daylight good-bye as I'm leaving school at 4pm.
Once mid-January comes and I can see a glimmer of light after 4:45pm, I start to get excited. I love coming home from school with a few hours of daylight in the late spring. I laugh when I think that at 8pm in June, I'm still outside in daylight and by 4pm in January, it's just about dark!
Sadly, I don't laugh for long because then it's dark and I just want to be inside, sitting around.
It's no wonder we get sluggish in the winter.
The only bonus to winter around these parts is that when it's sunny, it's very, very sunny. Ridiculous, in fact. Like Mother Nature can't get ahold of herself and she just has to be the sunniest she can possibly be in one day.
A week ago, it was below 20 degrees when I got up.
Today, it's in the 50s and as sunny as sunny can be.
We're supposed to get a 2 day snow storm after today.
With the weather being so bi-polar, is it any wonder so many people are?
K-ster and I went for a walk today and took these pictures.