I really, really don't like winter. Maybe it's because we live in an in-between place. Sure, we get all four seasons, but winter is relatively short and usually fairly mild. When it does snow it's only a little and it only sticks around briefly. We get the gray dreariness of leafless trees without the compensation of dramatic blizzards, snowmen, and excuses to stay inside reading and drinking hot beverages.
There is beauty outside. I'm serving it with a side of attitude, because I'm so ready to see some Spring beautiful!
"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." - Carl Reiner
"I read, much of the night, and go south in winter." -T. S. Eliot
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."
"No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active, during the off-season of winter." -Kenneth Grahame
"Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours'."
- Robert Byrne
"Nothing is as tedious as the limping days,
When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways,
And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom,
Assumes control of fate's immortal loom"
- Charles Baudelaire
"Honest Winter, snow-clad, and with the frosted beard, I can welcome not uncordially; But that long deferment of the calendar's promise, that weeping gloom of March and April, that bitter blast outraging the honor of May how often has it robbed me of heart and hope?" -George Gissing
And finally, on a happier note,
"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Keep warm, and keep seeing beautiful!
(All quotes were found on Goodreads. )