After our trip to Ohio for Christmas, Eric and I spent a week in Chicago where he worked and I caught up on some R & R and good books. There was heavy sleet and snow the day after we got in and although this made a terrible trip for commuters, I was happily ‘snowed’ in. Curled up in my mom’s new sweater socks with a book by the fire was absolutely the perfect touch to the holiday season. With nothing to do and nowhere to be, the storm was most welcome.
I’m one of those people who loves snow. Adores it really. I know it’s a big pain when you’re trying to get somewhere, but I never owned a car when I lived in the city. I didn’t feel that exasperation. I just loved the beauty of the large snowflakes drifting their way down from the sky. I loved building snowmen and snow forts. Walking in a scene that felt magical. Serene. Silent with the exception of some happy birds chirping.
Winter. Wonder. Land.
Now that we live in a place where it never snows, I really appreciate it even more when I’m home. I got a chance to walk with my Mom last week and here are a few snaps of a wintery walk by Montrose beach.
I hope these cool winter images inspire you to stop what you are doing, take a moment to surrender to your surroundings, and look at the beautiful world that we live in.
Have a wonderful day ~