favorite things about cold weather

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  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    renewed love affair with various flavored coffees

    knitted scarves

    soup and chili

    getting reacquainted to my favorite sweaters

    fireplace

    holiday planning

    smell of burning leaves
  2. hereKittyKitty

    hereKittyKitty Administrator Staff Member

    Colorful leaves. The smell of the air. Wearing my favorite hats. Coffee..nectar of the goddesses. Daylight saving time...who doesn't love extra sleep?
  3. RickRS

    RickRS Member

    This is a Florida thing, for sure... Driving around in the middle of the day with the top down on the convertible. You'll roast in a convertible mid-day in the summer down here!
  4. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    The smell of the air.

    Cocoa.

    Getting to wear snuggly sweaters and knee socks.

    The chance to wear my dress coat, which I love (even if it isn't paticularly warm).

    DINOSAUR HAT!!!!

    The smell in the house when the heat kicks on. (Or the sound and sudden warmth when the heat kicks on when you have baseboard heaters...brings back childhood memories.)

    Getting coffee on the way to work, and feeling the warmth spread with the first sip.

    SNOW!!!

    The light in the sky. There's something different about the light during fall and winter, and I love it. I love gray days (the only time of year I can handle them), I love bright crisp days. And if there's snow involved, so much the better.

    SNOW!!! And lying on my back in it, and just staring up at the sky and watching the flakes fall.

    Catching snowflakes with my tongue.

    The feel of snowflakes on my eyelashes.

    The feel of my nose and cheeks being all cold and rosy after being outside.

    Making snow angels and snowmen.

    The way sounds are muffled during a snowstorm. That complete silence at night.


    ...I'm sure I can think of some more if I give it a bit of time...I'm just getting started.
  5. Nybz

    Nybz New Member

    Pfft ya'll are crazy, I'm going down to FL to joing RickRS
    :car:
  6. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Fire in the fireplace ooooh that smell
    Baking. (I don't bake much in the summer.)
    Listening to Eva Cassidy sing "Autumn Leaves" over and over and over.
    Cashmere sweaters.
  7. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Heh...I'm a northern NY girl. What can I say?

    (Granted, I also love summer...and fall...and to a lesser extent, spring.)
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    lol...I am too but I wouldn't miss a little bit of each season...so glad dh agrees
  9. Nybz

    Nybz New Member

    OK so I really don't dislike winter, there is plenty to enjoy:
    Fires (will do in the summer anyway though :uplaugh:)
    Coffee
    Cocoa
    Warm clothes
    Cold fresh air
    If there is a SO there is more reason to be closer
    Snow looks nice as long as there are not feets of it.
  10. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    Are you kidding? Snow, for me, means

    -having to be on call 24/7 because I work for my state's DOT - so, far from being a day off, snow means longer hours for me
    -getting up extra early to scrape off my car
    -taking longer to get to work and being worried about driving safely
    -shoveling my walk
    -having to wear umpteen layers of clothes just to stay warm (and I am not thin enough to look good in bulky knits)

    If it wasn't for hating bugs more than snow, I'd move south.
  11. New in NY

    New in NY New Member

    SNOW! Which we don't get enough of. - Sleighing, snow ball fights with the kids followed by cookies and cocoa at home.

    Staying cozy at home with a book or movie and not feeling guilty that I really should be outside doing something.

    The magnificent colors of the leaves changing, the beauty of the joy my daughter has collecting them

    Ice skating in the park

    Warm gingerbread, pumpkin pie - both with whipped cream
    cranberry sauce, butternut squash
  12. dlgodud

    dlgodud Active Member

    Winter sports!!!! Winter Olympics next year!!!! Yay!!!!:p
  13. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    women wearing inappropriate clothing
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    lol...you mean clothing that actually covers their bodies?
  15. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    I gotta say, as much as I love winter, I don't much care for it around here (DC). Here it's mostly just cold without snow, and as a result there's sort of this expectation that you don't really dress for it. If there is snow, it's usually just a dusting which completely FUBARs traffic.

    I much prefer winter in northern NY, where lifestyle changes to accomodate it are just part of the picture. You get up and dress in umpteen layers and then proceed to go about your business. You don't stay indoors when it's cold and snowy because you'd be housebound for months on end. You put on your boots (and hat, and gloves, and sweater, and long johns, and second pair of socks, and scarf, and wind pants, and coat) and go. Life doesn't stop.
  16. RenOrsino

    RenOrsino Member

    Pea coats.
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    agree...though any of it gets old when it starts in late october and ends in mid april...as is sometimes the case around here...still ...right now...am finding it sort of groovy
  18. New in NY

    New in NY New Member

    hot soup and homemade bread with butter
  19. jennyisdancing

    jennyisdancing Active Member

    That's good any time of year. Sorry, I'm still not convinced. :p
    There's just too much good about summer/warm weather:
    1. Longer daylight hours
    2. No worries about traveling in snow or ice
    3. Beach!
    4. Boats!
    5. Outdoor dining
    6. Outdoor concerts
    7. Quick and easy to get dressed, we ladies can just throw on a sundress and pair of sandals
    8. No dry skin
    9. No static cling
    10. (for me) no sinus problems
  20. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    Totally agree! That's why I'm out here with the crowds and the traffic. Gimme the SUN!

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