Winter is, putting it simply, very very cold. We all have romantic visions of snow-covered landscapes & tree branches encrusted in ice resembling jewels sparkling in the sun amidst blue blue clear skies.
Well, yeah, you do see that once in a while, but more often than not, the snow becomes grey with road dust & mud, cars become splattered with dirty snow, & sometimes salt, walkways become a hazard when the melted snow freezes over into ice & the landscaped is covered by a cloud of grey fog. With the short days & long nights, it is no wonder that people get S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Good thing is that children still see winter through the rainbow glasses of innocence. Snow is something to look forward to & to play & frolic in. Catch a snowflake on your tongue! Walk in the snow instead of the cleared paths! Would that I could recapture that magical feeling!