I just can't see myself living in a place where it never snows, and I particularly have no desire to live where it is hot and humid for many months. I appreciate the changing of the seasons. There is just something about the various colors and stages of growth we see throughout the year.
Sure, this time of year there is a lot of gray. Trees are bare. When you actually see the grass, most of it is brown. But a trip to Phipps, one of my favorite places, reminds me that spring is not too far away. I might not appreciate the spring and summer if it weren't for the (sometimes depressing) season we are in now. It gives me something to look forward to. And I can appreciate how beautiful snow can look.
So I leave you with a few photos of my hope springing eternally (or something like that). Stay warm and dry!
|I forget what this flower is called, but it seems perfect for February.|
|My iPhone does not do this justice, but this was the first time I had seen mist coming off the water in this exhibit.|
|During the winter show, there is a tree in the middle of the water. This was the first time I have seen this view and could appreciate the water and what is behind it.|
|East Room (my favorite place)|