Photo Finish Friday

Icy pine needles yesterday morning.
I know people that live here who get annoyed every time we have snow, ice or rain. I don't get it. First, we desperately need the water here in thirsty Colorado, in whatever form we can get it. Second, it's so pretty! I love how snow and ice transform the landscape into white beauty. It never gets old for me.

However, I didn't always feel this way. I grew up in Minnesota, spending the first 23 years of my life there. Minnesota winters are a true test of anyone's patience, even those who thrive in the cold. When I moved to South Carolina for graduate school in the early 90s, I thought I was in heaven (for 5 years) when I heard reports of spring snow in MN and I was running around in a t-shirt in 80 degree Clemson. Then, we lived in Tennessee for 15 years. We didn't get much white stuff there but when we did, I loved it and thought it was funny that people didn't know how to drive.

Fast forward to Colorado, I have finally found my weather sweet spot. I love it here! We get all 4 seasons including beautiful snow. But what I adore about the snow here is that it melts within 24-36 hours. It doesn't stick around (getting brown and grey) from October to April like MN. Today I woke up to a beautiful blanket of white and it's softly coming down all day. But, tomorrow will be 56 and most of it will melt. Just the way I like it.

In conclusion, I love Colorado, no humidity and minimal bugs are a plus too. Only downside is my dry skin. Done with my weather soap box. Have a lovely weekend! XOXO--Teresa

1 comment:

harmony said...

I LOVE this photo so much! PRETTY! and I am glad you have found your "sweet spot"... YOU deserve it (and much more!).