What do you love about winter?

January 18, 2015

best-things-about-winterHot chocolate

thThe ability to wear my fun grey Uggs. No, I am not one of those Californians who wears them all year around.

84549113_429e546bdb_zThat somewhere, there is a winter wonderland, and it doesn’t have to inconvenience me.

Mine's like this, only longer.

Mine’s like this, only longer.

I can wear my black fake fur coat.

portolano+long+glovesWarm gloves to keep my hands toasty.

best-things-about-winterCurling up with a good book, guilt-free.

fb2c12eb40d83e13d068040b0d3418a1Even better when you have a fireplace. Gas, though, because we have too many “Spare the Air” days.

 Cozy blankets.

img_0159-jcSavory soups.

 Heated car seats

 Flannel PJs

ri asleepEarly to bed

What would you add to this list of the best things about winter?

16 comments on “What do you love about winter?
  1. I actually love writing in the evening or mornings with candles on and a warm blanket or even by the fire. I actually love seasonal changes…keeps life fresh and fun.

  2. Laura says:

    Like Pam I appreciate the changes of season why I live. It’s the only reason I put up with winter. Spending time in the country this winter and last has made me appreciate it’s rare beauty in ways I never had. But honestly, my favorite thing about winter: is rolling up my down jacket and stowing it in the overhead on an outbound flight to Mexico.

  3. Hands down for me it is the diamond-like quality of sparkle on the top of fresh sunlit snow… makes me feel like a millionaire!

    And my mid-winter haiku about me and my puppy Rasta:

    Softly falling snow.
    Rasta and I sit and watch.
    Contentment at last.

  4. Donna says:

    I love the break we get…from so much yard work, from heat, from having “to do something” we have so few days without sunshine, I always feel I have to do something!

  5. Carolann says:

    Oh yes! And sweaters, hoodies, and warm and fuzzy blankets! Bathrobes that are made of soft fuzzy fleece and slippers with lambskin lining! Oh yes, and warming up when you are outside with a hot cup of D&D! Layering shirts that are softly lined against your skin! All the wonderfulness of winter!

  6. I also prefer winter clothes to summer clothes, they’re much more comfortable for me. And I love that my hot flashes are much more manageable when it’s cold out. And boots are a big one for me, too, they’re my favorite footwear, any kind of boot!

  7. All my favorite reasons to love winter! (I don’t have Uggs, but they look so comfy and delectable!)

    I also love snuggling into my favorite chair at a coffee shop, enjoying a cup of tea or cocoa… and reading…

    I love when the moon is full and I can walk out with the crunch of snow under my feet, and the crisp, cold air–that seems to engulf me.

    Winter is such a magical time…

  8. Matinee Movies without guilt! I actually hate the sun. I get headaches and my eyes hurt (light sensitive!) and I have the opposite of SAD…. I get depressed if I don’t get regular rain and clouds. I love this post and ironically I am reading it in Seattle where I am escaping San Diego and its harsh glare! Thank you. Ps. Not to mention Hot Flashes are much more tolerable in winter weather. 😉

  9. Lisa Froman says:

    Boots. And my leather jacket. And being able to wear tights to work and not worrying about my pale white legs.

  10. I love all of those, too — especially because, like you, I get to celebrate winter in California 🙂

  11. nora says:

    Winter is family time–especially on the ski slopes.

  12. Diane says:

    All of the above. Although I have to admit, I love snow!

  13. That sounds just about perfect don’t think I would add a thing to the list!

  14. Debbie D. says:

    Ah, such lovely, cozy images 🙂 I live in the Toronto area, so am all too familiar with winter 😛 (At least this is southern Canada – can’t imagine going further north!) The best thing about winter is that it eventually ends! It’s my least favourite season, primarily because of a circulatory disorder called Raynaud’s syndrome. Doesn’t matter how much I bundle up, it’s never enough to stay warm. My parents moved to San Diego in the 1970s because my mother has a severe case of it. That’s where I’d like to spend winter! On the positive side, as someone else already mentioned, the absence of yardwork is nice.

  15. Andi says:

    For sure layered clothing! I am in California so I am not pulling out big coats, but I love layers. And soups, lots of comfort food and soups!

  16. Linda Roy says:

    I’d like some of that hot chocolate now please. 😉 I enjoy the outdoors, but I’m a stay-in kinda person at heart, so I love that winter affords the excuse to sit indoors and read, play instruments, snuggle with the family and watch movies. Definitely many of the things you’ve listed. Love those heated seats!

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