Did you see "celebrating winter" in my post title today? You sure did! I know, some of you will moan and groan (LOL!), which is fine, but I just love the winter. Today was supposedly the coldest day we have had yet this winter here in Montreal, and what did I do? I dressed up warmly and headed out into the blizzard, strong winds and cold crisp air...and enjoyed every minute of it. For those of you who know me well and/or are regular readers of my blog, you will know that I struggle with depression. So some of you may wonder, "How is it that you can love winter so much when you struggle with depression?" Well, my depression is not seasonal, it comes at any time of the year; yes, even in the summer. Actually, I might add, especially in the summer. If any of you are familiar with how summers are here in Montreal, you will know that they get dangerously humid....a lot. I also have osteoarthritis and I struggle with more arthritis pain in the summer than any other time of the year because of the intense humidity and extreme heat we get here.
For myself, the winter is magical. I don't think it is too long, but sometimes I think it isn't long enough. To each his/her own, I guess, but I am wondering if any of you love the winter as much as I do. I love taking walks (when it is safe, of course, not like a skating rink on the sidewalks and roads), the smell of the fresh, cold, crisp air, the snow, the many activities that are available. Even though I don't skate or ski, I do enjoy my walks and I feel happy and energized in the winter.
Here in Quebec we celebrate winter and it makes my day to know that there are others out there who love the winter as much as I. Thanks so much for listening. :)
The videos I have selected for this post are:
A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire
Agatti Island Airport, Lakshadweep, India
Baby Goats Climb onto Patient Horse Named Mr. G.
Alligator, Turtles and Fish, Florida Keys Freshwater Pond
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.