Can Winter be a Favorite Season?

snow stormAs winter storm after sub-zero day piles on our country, many of you laugh at the thought of winter as a favorite time of year. My true favorite season is fall with colorful leaves, cooler nights, and football, but for me, every season has its place. A good place. Even winter.

Winter officially starts on December 21st in 2016. This is Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. In meteorology, winter in the Northern Hemisphere spans the entire period of December through February. The Northern hemisphere of our planet is closest to the sun during the winter. The tilt of the axis accounts for weather changes, not proximity to the sun.

summer solstice

Winter Solstice

Enough facts for now. How could winter be my favorite season? Here are four reasons:

  • Christmas-Jesus’ birthday, family gatherings, presents, and the joy of children. Need I say more?
  • Snow-For us folks in Alabama, snowfall might be once a year and less than an inch. So any snow is a real treat for us. I love watching the grandgirls frolick in the frozen stuff.
  • Rest-Life in January and February is slow after Thanksgiving and Christmas so I can catch my breath and regroup.
  • Writing time-My most productive writing time is January and February. I don’t like to go out in the cold much, so I stay in and write.

How about you? Can you find joy in each season? Do you love the newness of spring, the vitality of summer, the changes of fall, or the closure of winter?

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Writing prompt: Kelsey grabbed her phone and flipped to the calendar. Today was winter solstice? How could they have planned the pre-teen girls sleepover for the longest night of the year? She’d better call…

using cell phone

10 thoughts on “Can Winter be a Favorite Season?

  1. She’d better call her youngest sister and have her bring her hairdresser tools, and glamour magazines and movies and well, it would just be a fun surprise for the girls and she would love spending time with her free spirited sister too!

    Your reasons for the seasons are perfect! I en’joy’ them all too.

  2. Winter is mu favorite season, has been for as long as I ca remember. I love bite in the air that makes you feel alive. I love the beauty of snow as it blankets the earth. I love the crackle of the wood in the fireplace. I love the feeling of coziness in my house. I love the dark grey skies that encourage me stay in by the fire and curl up with a good book, a cup of hot coffee or tea, and my favorite blanket. I love wearing boots and heavy sweaters. I love all the different soups that I can make and the smell of baking bread. I love the smell of Christmas trees, the beauty of the blinking Christmas lights, the Christmas music that never gets old and the feeling of love and family during that time. Yes, those are just a few of the reasons winter is my favorite season.

  3. She’d better call her best friend to come help decorate. They would need to hit the Red Box for movies, stock up on popcorn, soda and other snacks. It would a fun time to hang out.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the winter season.

  4. Kelsey grabbed her phone and flipped to the calendar. Today was winter solstice? How could they have planned the pre-teen girls sleepover for the longest night of the year? She’d better call for reinforcements.
    “Hello, Bonnie? Remember how you said you owed me one? If you could grab your sleeping bag, your nail polish tote and get over here before the hordes descend, we’ll be even.” She hung up – yup, three hours helping Bonnie chase down her chickens last week had totally been worth it. Kelsey surveyed the church teen room – snacks were ready, dvds were piled by the tv and supplies for silly games were in bags under the table. She was as ready as she’d ever be. Let them come.

  5. Jennifer, I love winter for the same reasons. And one more—it makes spring so much sweeter! Blessings, Susan
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    Kelsey grabbed her phone and flipped to the calendar. Today was winter solstice? How could they have planned the pre-teen girls sleepover for the longest night of the year? She’d better call reinforcements. Her mom and sister would be glad for some together time, even if continuous giggles and squeals would be the background noise to their own conversations. Might as well call right now. “Hey, Mom! What are you doing tonight?”

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