Thursday, February 7, 2008

winter it is

I'm barely a year here in Maine. I came May of 2007 and I've survived three seasons of unpredictable changing weather. (I'm now looking forward to spring but not just yet.) I am enjoying winter... a lot. Coming from a tropical country, winter is a new twist. This is my first time to see, feel, smell and taste... snow. And I am constantly awed by it's beauty.

Snow came early this year (a couple of weeks before the official winter season). Too early but just the right time to stage a wonderful white christmas for a person who never had it all her life... till now! And perhaps... it's mother nature's way of welcoming me to Maine.

Winter is unpredictable. It's kinda scary too, specially when I watch the weather report on TV and listen to the whining of my hubby and in-laws about it. But I still love it. I enjoy a lot of winter activities which I never thought exist... ice-fishing, ice-smelting, snowshoeing and snowmobiling... or simply shoveling the driveway. I love the sight of the white powdery cool-whip-like icing on the grounds and the trees.

It is simply amazing. Yes, it's cold but a cup of hot cocoa with mini marshmallows kept me warm and happy.

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