I am not usually one to complain about winter because I really love autumn and spring so I know that these are enjoyable because of the change of seasons so... I also like sledding, skating, and the smell of snow. That said, I do not like temperatures of -20 degrees Celcius lasting for days, weeks at at time. I feel that -10 is okay sometimes, and for a day or two I can bunker down and stay inside with -20; but my preference is between 0 and -5 (with sun). This way we get snow, keep the ice on the ponds and enjoy winter. January on the East Coast is not known for it's sunny days and I am running out of patience for the kind of dismal grey cloud that is still bright enough to squint at but does not have a warming or happy effect. Having two little ones who love it outside; I find myself often staring out the window. Maetia asks me what I am looking at, and I have to say "I don't really know". I just want to be outside playing.
Thankfully we did get a break and last Saturday was sunny and only -7. So we played outside until there were tears. Here are some shots of us with the snow woman we made.