I am so glad that he picked this word because, frankly, I am sick of summer heat! It's a joy to take a few minutes to think of winter and cool breezes.
Here in Oregon where I live, we have snow in winter.
But I can't deny that when the first snow begins to fall, I get excited and can't wait for the white blanket to cover everything.
If we are really lucky, school closes for an impromptu day off. YAY!
Driving can be a problem in the snow... but the hero who drives this baby saves the day!
(I'm so glad I took this one last spring before the truck was garaged.)
This is not an uncommon scene here. We have over 30 waterfalls between Dumb Potter's Hell and P'land. They all freeze and make fantastic icicles.
This is what I see every winter when I leave my house. I stop and take a moment every single day to appreciate what beauty surrounds me. You don't see this in Fresno. Nope.
Of course by the end of winter this is pretty much the way I feel about it. Tired of the snow and the red rock on the road and being cold.
Winter is a great time for hot foods. Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal (my personal favorite), or Zoom!
Ta ra ra boom dee yay... have you had Zoom today?
I had my yesterday... ta ra ra boom dee yay!
This is my very favorite winter lunch or diner.
Yum... homemade fresh tomato soup! Add veggies, avocado, sour cream, mac and cheese or croutons. Oh boy. Match it with some garlic bread with a light sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese and you can put me in heaven. Or do you like gold fish in your soup? Spice it up with parsley, oregano or basil. Toss in some left over chicken breast cut into cubes. That's the great thing about homemade tomato soup in winter... what's in the ice box goes into the soup! It's ever changing and always fresh. Don't forget to add some salsa or Tobasco sauce to spice it up a notch. If you're thinking... tomatoes are expensive in winter! Well, when you don't add meat, the cost of your meal is still less than that steak diner and soooo much better for you. The vitamine C alone is worth the expense.
I guess you know what I like best about winter now... that soup! Oh wait... I eat that year round. Hummm...
I can think of other winter things too, but have no photos... Christmas, snowmen, snowball fights with my boys and Bear. Their winter sports... skiing, snowboarding, inner-tubing. My winter sport is right here:
Boy I could have gone on and on with this word... I never even got to the "winter of our discontent". Oh, I guess I just did. ha.
Thanks for the great word, dmarks. Fun game as always! Ta!
Funch is sort of freaking out again. I don't know what causes that , but there it is.