Well, it's been a brutal winter. Cold. Snowy. Icy. Windy. Melty. Repeat. I can honestly say I am SO ready for spring, for sunshine to bathe my body and for my bare feet to dig into the dirt once more. But since I live in Vermont, those days are still months away. So we only have two things we can do. Stay inside and complain (and to them I say, JUST MOVE IF YOU CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN 6 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR), or get outside and enjoy! I choose the later. I may feel like Ralphie from A Christmas Story everytime I bundle up most of the winter, but hey, it's worth it!
I enjoy the peace, calm, and tranquility of winter. When I bundle up to walk down in 0 degree weather to watch the sunset, chances are I am one of the only people, if not the only person, there (depending on if I go to a super sweet secret spot or not!). Every year, learning to embrace the winter gets easier... the cold, and the feeling of discomfort, which usually dissipates after a few minutes of being outside. I start to just revel in the fact that I get to live here, and for that I am so grateful. Burlington is magical, it has so much to offer, and I'm so happy that I've had the opportunity to find my home here.
If I don't have time to head out to the mountain or a nordic center, I stick close to home and explore the majestic spots in town. So this post is really about nothing in particular. I just wanted to share some cold and snowy photos I've taken in the past month. Oh, and there's tons of my dog, Ranger. Because he's effin' cute and is my adventure buddy! Enjoy!