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Just When We Hoped Winter was Over…

Dear Winter & Snow,

Usually I’m pretty lenient towards you as I actually like pristine white snow covering the ground and winter sports, but I’m kind of annoyed at you. Generally by the end of March you usually stay for a day or two and I’m okay with that, but you’ve been here for a lot more than that.

I guess the only thing that I can’t complain about it how you covered the trees with ice and frost – usually it melts throughout the day, but since it just keeps on snowing, it hasn’t had the chance to yet.

I guess I also can’t complain that it is snowing and -20C or less. Thank you for that.

Another complaint I have against you is that you made me late for church this morning as I forgot that you had deposited 3″ of snow  plus some ice on my car that I had brush and scrape off.

My final wish is this: can you please let spring know that it’s more than welcome to come any time now?

Thank you,


P.S. The first photo of the pine tree is my entry for this week’s “Green” Shoot and Edit Challenge.



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Hello… December?

Dear December,

How did you get here so quickly? I wasn’t expecting you for another few months. Or at least weeks. Your too prompt arrival means that the countdown ticking is getting louder and louder and I don’t think I’m quite ready for it.

I always have mixed emotions when it comes to you, December. You bring around some of my favourite weather and holidays, but I have to get through the avalanche first. Like the blizzard that supposed to come tomorrow, I’m buried in schoolwork and studying instead of snow. How I would love to have time to frolic in your December-ness!  Instead my advent is spent simultaneously counting the days until my last exam and until Jesus’ birth. Alas!

December, I look forward to enjoying you after the 21st – but by then you’re already almost over! You better save the best for last or I’ll be sorely disappointed.

If I had a spare moment, I would pine for you like some love-sick heroine by the window. Maybe instead, I will look through the Christmas light-lined window at the snow and then back to my studying.  I look forward to spending time with you more completely in 2 1/2 weeks and please, have a glass (pitcher?) of eggnog ready for me.


How do you feel about December being here already?


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