It's always something, right? It's too cold, too snowy, too icy, too sunny, too hot, too dark, too foggy. You get it by now, I'm sure. The past few weeks, more often than not, we've heard our share of how cold it is. Sure, it is cold for the area, but it could always be worse. Molly , Suzee, and I are both from the same area in Northern Illinois, where they have been working with temperatures steady around zero with wind chills approaching -50 (that's minus 50!). Now that's cold. Our weather here has been tolerable and pleasant compared to that!
My midwestern roots perhaps, but a cold, crisp morning with an incredible sunrise in shades of pink, orange, and yellow make me grateful for this weather. The quiet winter mornings are almost mysterious as the majority of our wildlife are hunkered down, staying warm. These mornings are the ones where you can literally hear yourself think. Summer mornings provide us with the songs of birds, frogs, toads, crickets, and a plethora of other wildlife. The sound of life greets us every morning during Spring, Fall, and Summer. It allows us to appreciate our seasons even more, knowing that it won't last for long. Embrace the cold while it's here to make way for the Earth awakening in the Spring. Cold blustery mornings provide thoughts of sitting on the front porch after a long August day with a glass of lemonade. Clearing brush and fixing fence on a 90 degree afternoon makes us think of a fall day with the leaves turning the beautiful hues of orange, red, and yellow. If we're able to appreciate and embrace what we have when we have it, time slows down and we're not always looking forward, but are focused what's in front of us right now. Let's put down our phones, tablets, close the computers and embrace this winter weather. It could ALWAYS get colder, but get outside, wake up early, bundle up and enjoy the solace of a quiet winter morning with those you love.
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