The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Winter was technically over the Thursday before last (3/20), but shhh, don’t tell the weather that. While we’ve had a couple spring-like 70° days, generally it’s still really chilly here in Maryland.


Naturally, I’m loving every minute of it.


As of this past Tuesday, we’ve had 19 snow events this winter. We even had a bit of snow mixed into our rainy day yesterday, but it wasn’t quite cold enough to amount to anything. Compared to winter’s past (or lack thereof), we’ve been mighty blessed if you ask me. Of course, the majority of everyone I know is so over snow and cold temperatures they’ve become hateful about it. I figure, you can’t change the weather, so you might as well find some way to love it.


For the past three months all I’ve really taken pictures of is snow and ice so I thought I’d finally share some since I’m pretty sure real snowfall is probably over.


Spring never lasts very long in Maryland and I imagine it will be a chilly, rainy one and I’m totally okay with that. Still, I’ll miss you, Winter. 🙂


Winter 2014

(Click through the slideshow below!)






Take me somewhere colder, please.

The first day of Spring was last week and while it's still relatively cold here, you can feel the essence of Spring beaming on you from the sun during the peak of most days. Everyone I know is fired up over warmer days, enthusiastic about the longer lasting daylight and the prospect of our landscape coming alive again.

Everyone but me.

Don't get me wrong, Spring is pretty and it's more tolerable than Summer at least (which I loathe like the plague). But I'm a Fall/Winter girl. It's like I have the opposite of seasonal depression. I'm my happiest, most productive self when it's cold outside. So when the weather starts to show signs of change into Spring/Summer, mentally I start to drift into dark places. And I hate it.

It's especially bad here in MD because our colder months are shorter than our warmer months and those warmer months go from freezing cold to blazing heat almost overnight. There's not really a gradual shift from Winter to Summer where Spring should exist. It's disappointing.

Anyway, needless to say, my mood hasn't been all that stellar lately. My sleep schedule is still out of whack thanks to Daylights Savings and the warmer days have left me mourning over Winter's passing. So imagine my surprise and delight when I woke up to this today:

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It's like Winter said, "Take that, Spring!" And I totally cheered it on all day long. I know it won't last. The temperature will continue to creep into warmer days, but it felt so good to get one last great cold day, full of snow, before I had to truly say goodbye to my favorite season(s) of the year.