Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Love Winter. {I am not even saying this with clenched teeth!}

Snow Hike.
{Actually, I meant to say I'd write a list about 10 things I love about winter. I must have typed 16 instead, and I'm going with it. Because I can totally think of 16 things, right? Right!}

. Boots – any excuse to wear comfy shoes is wonderful in my book!

. An excuse to hibernate and stay cozy.

. Fires.

. Thawing out after freezing outside. Realizing how happy you are to be inside.

. Cute hats and wool coats.

Thawing Off

. Snow days.

. Sledding and snow hikes and just being outside in the snow.

Friends.

. Sweaters – cozy and an excuse to eat a little more without anyone noticing. Summer and its short sleeve weather is still months away. Winter was made for an extra layer of fat, right?

. Icicles.

Icicles Galore!

. Walking home at night amidst silently falling snow is peaceful and gorgeous.

. Candy Cane Joe Joes from Trader Joes. I love these.

. The Christmas and holiday season – I am a sucker for all the gimmicks- gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas, Christmas music… {Although, why must it all end after Christmas? Why can't I still belt out, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snoooow" along with the radio?}

. Hot cocoa and other warm beverages.

Ginger Tea

. That triumphant feeling I get after excavating my car from underneath a pile of snow. I feel so badass.

. Frozen waterfalls.

Frozen.

. The slowed pace of winter - snowy streets mean less going out, less running around, and more enjoying your tea and books.

PS: I totally found Andy Bernard's house at Cornell this weekend:
Andy Bernard

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow. These pictures are gorgeous! I had forgotten how serene snow looked. :] Thank you for sharing these pictures. I wish I were there!

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  2. those pictures are fantastically pretty

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  3. The excuse to hibernate is definitely my favorite part of winter too. I become such a couch potato and I love it!

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  4. What I love about winter is those images - fantastic!

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  5. andy bernard...my favorite office characteer. he makes my heart melt.

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  6. I'm beginning to enjoy winter a LOT more than summer and you've listed quite a few reasons why I'm beginning to love it more! Great pictures!

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  7. Ugh..I wish it was always fall and winter!!! STUPID summer :( I can't think of one thing that makes me happier than of that you listed that happens in summer. My birthday? That's all! I love the Andy picture...hahaha!

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  8. Your pictures are beautiful. This post is almost enough to get me through the rest of the winter without whining. Almost.

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  9. Ooooh, Ashley!

    This is fabulous! I absolutely ADORE the pictures!!

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  10. I love winter, too. I light lots of candles and sit around like I have a fire going.

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  11. I love to grab a good book and some tea to snuggle up with on a cold day. Winter is pretty fantastic when you look at it like that.

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  12. Those pictures are amazing. Like 100 percent amazing. I do bitch a lot about winter but I do like being all bundled up and the smell of snow.

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  13. That frozen waterfall is SO COOL.

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  14. I love you even more for finding Andy's house. . .and blogging about it! Miss you on twitter, oh but I think I said that already!

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  15. Yeah, I think I'd like a snow weekend. And then I'd be ready to come back to Cali :)

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  16. these pictures are INCREDIBLE!! oh man, this reminds me that i HAVE to take my boys to the snow before it all melts, you really are blessed that you get to experience this season, even if it is PSYCHO cold out! LOL
    omg, i LOVE that you found andy's house!! ahahaa!! love it.
    i miss you on twitter so much it hurts!!

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  17. I love the pictures and I can agree with everything on your list!

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  18. Fantastic pictures and I used to love a decent snowfall as well (the South of England grinds to a halt if a single flake falls!)

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  19. Beautiful post, I just went out yesterday and shot for a similar one next week!

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  20. AHHH Hahaha! Andy's house - classic! And the frozen waterfall is beautiful.

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  21. Reading this post makes me want to actually experience a real winter. And I'm loving the photos, especially Andy Bernard's house!

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  22. Thanks for commenting on my blog... we don't think that we're going to use natural family planning, but it's definitely interesting to hear from someone who is kind of in the same position! :)

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  23. I've been loving winter this year much more so than in the past, despite it being so cold that I don't want to leave my house when I get home from work, which makes gym nights a challenge.

    But the snow! So! Pretty!

    I think it's all I've photographed for the last month.

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  24. yes please rejoin twitter! i miss your tweets! and i really will buy you starbucks! (there was nowhere to comment on your poll....)

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  25. I have become used to SoCal winters and mostly do not miss cold weather and/or snow. Christmas, however, and now you, sometimes change that. But I'm going biking in the sun now. Peace.

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  26. Ah! You went to Taughannock and The Moosewood. Two of my favorite places in the whole wide world.

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  27. Candy Cane JoJos are the bomb!!

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  28. I am WAY late on the comment love this month-- please forgive! But considering I am super ready for winter to be over, this was a great reminder of why it's not so bad. Plus the pics are awesome!

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