Our winter this year in Arizona has been colder than normal. I'm definitely not complaining, though. I love this time of year here because I can finally wear jeans and long-sleeved shirts for a change. Since moving here from Colorado I've eliminated much of my former winter wardrobe and never thought I'd miss it, but after awhile it gets old wearing the same things year round. But this winter there have been many mornings when I go out to walk the dogs and I have to wear gloves and a hat because it's been near or below freezing. People are covering up their outdoor plants to protect them from the frost. We have had some record setting days of low temperatures. In the daytime highs have often stayed in the 50s. I love it! I don't miss snow and driving on icy roads and through snowdrifts at all. The only problem with our cooler weather is that it doesn't last long enough. Highs are now predicted to be back in the 80's this week and stay that way for the foreseeable future. I hope this doesn't mean a long, hot summer ahead.
Something that now happens every winter is having my mother come to stay with me for an extended visit. She likes to visit with all of her children, and who can blame her for wanting to escape spending winter in Nebraska? After spending the first few weeks of winter with my sister in Texas, she is now here to stay with me until the first week in March. My mother is a force of nature. At 84 years young, she is very sharp, active and likes to keep busy. She reads, plays computer games and takes long walks every day. To her delight and my chagrin we are sometimes mistaken for sisters instead of mother and daughter. I am glad she is still healthy and active and fortunate that we are able to spend time together without getting on each other's nerves too bad.
What is winter like where you are at? Please comment and share below.
"While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."