Farewell Good Friend

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Winter is Still Hanging on.

Not physically, as the tulips are in bloom and windows in the house open during the days, but in my mind.

Each year as winter leaves I look back and desire one more ski through the forest or down a powder filled slope.

Yes, it is hard to say goodbye to a good friend but I can rest assured we will meet again.

23 thoughts on “Farewell Good Friend

    1. Hi Paula, yes real winter is fun, those almost winter..i.e. cold, grey but lacking snow are not fun at all and I would be longing for a vacation on a nice beach instead of skiing. Hope your day is gong well.

  1. Hey, that’s *my* friend too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I’m feeling with you, though I enjoy spring and summer as well, just… autumn and winter a tiny little bit more. ๐Ÿ™‚
    We here in Germany/Bavaria experience increasingly drastic changes in and between the seasons… ten or 20 years ago you’d typcially have winters with ~14 to 32ยฐF (-10 to 0ยฐC), with lots of snow. Those turned to warmer winters with less (or no) snow and a springlike Christmas time. in March/April we used to have a lot of days ~50ยฐF (10ยฐC) with occasional snow, sun, rain, thunderstorm… this turned to just a few days like this and then a rapid jump to summer temperatures with almost no transition phase.
    So spring and autumn are slowly almost disappearing and everything is really getting warmer. I can confirm. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. We have felt a similar trend here in Colorado as well. Although Fall and Spring can be quite variable the trend does feel as it is getting warmer and summers are variable with respect to temperatures but we seem to have a reduced number of afternoon rain showers which are making summer quite dry and I am biased with winter because if I am able to get out and about in it I can always enjoy that season.

      1. Interesting – summers getting more dry is in your area certainly difficult, I suppose. And I agree on enjoying the autumn and winter season almost in any weather (except with high fog while being in a city ;))

          1. Hi Mike, yes, I know what you mean. We have some smalll swamp areas (everglades? Marshes?) here where fog and mist (don’t know the difference) are more likely, and I planned for a long time now to get up early one Saturday and try to catch some beautiful sights there.

            But also in cities, fog can present a different view on things. ๐Ÿ™‚

          2. That getting up earlier thing is often easier said than done for me although I have been getting better at it.

            Fog does indeed make the view just enough different that familiar sights can seem new and a fresh view is well …always fresh and welcome.

          3. Getting up early is the worst. For me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I will never get used to it. And with early I mean everything before 8am. Which I also have to do daily (except weekend of course). But anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

          4. Just one more comment, sorry: I would be very happy to follow my own daily rhythms, but my boss doesn’t agree with them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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