Ah, snow. I love it. I’m not sure how long it plans to stick around here but I’m hopeful. I know I’m in the in the minority because most people who live on the island appreciate the usually mild weather. I find Winter that feels more like long wet grey Spring dreary and depressing. Winter is an important season because it represents a low time in the yearly cycle. It’s a time to rest and rejuvenate. Snow also makes Winter fun!
We walked to the store this afternoon to get some matches. It was lovely! We popped the skiis on our stroller and Oscar on a leash. Oscar is at home in the snow and immediately wants to play! Coming from living in a place that snows, we’re well prepared and laughed outrageously as we passed people on the snowy street in sneakers (without socks!) and shorts while in our tall Sorel boots and down coats.
There aren’t better times to mediate and reflect on life than when shovelling snow. The only sound being the crunch of the snow underfoot and the shovel scraping as it scoops up the snow. I always have to beat Cam to the job. I think he feels it’s his manly duty and will look bad in front of the neighbours if they see me doing it but I’m a master shovelled (at least in my own eyes!) and I relish the job.
Normally we pull the stroller on leads that attach where the front wheels are but because we were going into parking lots we opted for the wheels in case there were bare spots. It was so easy to push threw the snow.