A few weeks ago we had some lovely snow and I thought it was the beginning of a white Christmas season. It has however, been raining ever since. I love snow for Christmas, but I just can't complain about this. The last two winters were so brutal, so cold and snowy, that I really feel like I can't handle another winter just yet.
It has been raining most days, with temperatures ranging from just above zero to ten degrees Celsius. One again, I'm not complaining. I am enjoying this extended fall weather. It is easier to do things outside, go places and to keep the house warm.
This time last year we had a frozen lake and two feet of snow, We did experience a thaw right around Christmas, but winter came back with a vengeance in January.
While I have grown to love snow since moving here, and will miss a sparking white Christmas morning, the mystery and loveliness snow adds to Christmas Eve, and all the winter activities that we enjoy so much, if the trade off is an easier winter season...well, I'll take it, but just for this year.