SOL #22 Goodbye Winter

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When I woke up yesterday morning and opened my eyes for the first time, I could tell that it was snowing. The closed binds had a bright halo around them. I tiptoed over to the window and peeked out. Hmm there’s not enough yet.

I made some coffee and headed to our home office to read and comment on some slices. I turned on an acoustic playlist from Spotify and just relished in the peaceful morning of a snow day.

Thirty minutes later, I looked out the window to the left of my computer screen and looked at the falling snow. Still, there’s not quite enough.

I turned on part of the Today show, had some yogurt with homemade granola, and looked out onto the street. Yes! The plow hasn’t come yet! I threw on my boots, opened the garage and put my foot into the snow. Yep, 4 inches will have to do.

One of my favorite things about living in our new house in Maine is this moment. I lace up my cross-country ski boots, and strap on my skis. I push off and glide down the driveway and take a left. There are no cars on the street, just me. I travel across a soccer field of a school in our neighborhood and make it onto the trail. I’m so glad I didn’t bring my headphones. It was so quiet and everything was still except for the swoosh of my skis.

Thank you, spring, for letting me cross-country ski one last time. I know you’re here, but I’m glad I got to have a proper goodbye to my friend, winter.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “SOL #22 Goodbye Winter

  1. My husband and I snuck in cross-country skiing yesterday too. Just enough snow in Boston — we too love being able to lace up and go! We joked that we might be the last set of skis that trail saw until next December….
    Clare

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  2. Making lemonade out of lemons? No, I see that you appreciate both seasons. I think snow is beautiful, especially when I know it will be gone soon! I know you enjoyed your cross-country skiing.

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  3. What a wonderful way to spend our unexpected snow day! I can just imagine you swooshing through that beautiful snowfall, relishing it. I’m so glad you were able to bid a fond farewell to winter.

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  4. We had one of last cold snaps this week. So glad I didn’t put my winter clothes away. No snow shows, but glad to be able to keep the windows open and the AC off. I am glad Jack Frost left you some snow.

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