Winter is snow
Whether you are moving it about, playing with it, riding on it, sledding down it or cursing it, Canadian
winters are all about the white stuff.
Kids know how to cope – they slide on it or make art from snowmen to snow angels and snow forts. It’s the adults who struggle more with the notorious white stuff that tumbles, often without end, from the skies.
Winter is Attitude
Sometimes you just have to pretend winter doesn’t exist, sit out on the deck on the patio furniture and imagine a warmer day. Or perhaps this takes nothing more than a dare, red wine or a lapse in judgment 🙂
Winter is Madness
George Carlin once wrote that he had never seen a smiling runner – I would extend this observation to winter bicyclists as well, especially the die-hard riders who demonstrate their obsessive pursuit of fitness on two wheels. May the force be with them and keep them well!
Winter is Appreciation
Those who manage to wrestle themselves into snow pants, warm coats, toques, mittens and warm boots – and venture beyond the heated confines of home – will find some of the most beautiful scenery that
this country has to offer, dressed in whites and blues for all to enjoy. The pleasure in winter hiking is easy to understand, with the crisp fresh air, the gorgeous sights to see and the anticipation of something warm to drink upon returning home.