what winter?


I’m starting to wonder if winter is going to skip over us for the second year in a row. This is what the wheat field looks like so far this winter. And below is the way it always looked before winter went the way of the dinosaurs. My kids miss winter. So do I.

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31 thoughts on “what winter?

  1. Your second photo is lovely. It is wonderful to see children playing anytime but the clean field of fresh snow just adds to the purity of the moment

  2. Kerry says:

    We woke up to a thin layer of white all over, but we have been very mild in the northeast as well.

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    As a kid I couldn’t wait for the ski hill to open but, this being in the – much less efficient – earlier days of snow making, we were pretty much dependant on Mother Nature to make December skiing possible and, if I remember correctly, it was pretty much a coin toss whether or not we’d have a white Christmas, never mind being able to skate on the farm pond. On the other hand, there were also many great family New Year’s parties with a good day spent out on the ice.
    Any way, I think it’s a little early to worry… Things, here at least (not too far to the west) are still within the norm and, from all the predictions I’ve been heard so far, this winter’s sounding pretty “interesting”.

  4. Somer says:

    We’re covered in snow and freezing and wishing for sunshine. Funny how you always want what you don’t have πŸ˜‰

    • The tiny bit of snow that we had for 10 minutes wasn’t enough to make me wish for the end of winter yet. Maybe once we get into the plowing and shovelling – oh, and when we move to the farm with the reaaaally long laneway to plow. πŸ™‚

  5. I heard this was going to be a harsh winter, but here too we are having a mild start. I wouldn’t mind a mild winter again personally, but I know we need the precipitation for the water table. Of course if it keeps raining like it has been we will be okay.

  6. I know that most kids love winter and why not..it’s so much fun playing in it and then coming in with ‘frozen’ toes and drinking hot chocolate….Diane

    • I like it too. There were pictures of all of the adults out on the ice with the kids that day. We all had a blast. I’d like to build a rink this winter, if there is time. The natural ice that we were skating on in the photo was always the result of the January thaw/freeze, but that field now has tile drainage, so it won’t collect water anymore, unfortunately.

  7. I saw a few snowflakes today–I will send them your way–but you really have to look.

  8. I’ll gladly send some snow your way- Minnesota got enough to spare over the weekend!

  9. The whole country grinds to a halt when there is just a tiny bit of snow here in the UK, so it’s a good job we don’t get it here very often.

    The last two winters here have been very cold for us, which is great as will kill all the nasty allotment bugs

  10. Sarah says:

    I miss it too. When we got it, I complained about it. A lot. Won’t do that again 😦 I miss the bright white snowy days. They got quite a bit of snow north of here this past Sunday, but nothing for us. Like you, we’ve been without measurable snow for a long time.

  11. Im with you. Don’t miss driving in it or having to shovel in below zero temps but how do you appreciate spring without snow for 3 months???

  12. PJ Girl says:

    I hope you get snow soon – just the happy kind rather than the waist deep sort!

  13. I’m feeling the same way you are. Winter isn’t winter without snow for me!

    • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

      Winter Solstice 2012, December 21 @11:11 GMT/06:11EST.
      Knock on wood, the snow will be falling by then…

  14. jenfletcher says:

    It’s funny to me to think you could be in Canada and still not have snow…my kids refer to our last winter as a “dud” because we got practically nothing; but that’s not that unheard of for smack-dab in the middle of the US. I just assumed Canada always got to have a white Christmas. πŸ™‚

  15. We had a very mild winter in MN last year (generally considered one of, if not THE, coldest states in the US) and so far this one, as well. Snow is prettier and more fun than mud, but I admit I am not bothered by the lack of it!

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