But a big part of me is content with the nice mild winter that it has been so far. As a matter of fact, earlier this week, the temperature dipped into the 20s for a couple of days and I was not too happy at all. It's funny too when you say something on a day like that, people invariably say, "Oh but we can't complain, it's been so mild." And I think, "But it's not today and I'm freezing my butt off so yes I can and will complain."
With the lack of snow this year, I have realized that winter in general is really pretty ugly. The snow, like the leaves in the autumn, sets the tone nicely for the season. You look at a snow picture and immediately know that it's winter, this year it has been a little more challenging to properly signify the season. But I'm all about challenging myself this year so maybe it will be a good thing??
Below, I've included some of my pictures from the past couple of years: