ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ode to Winter. What I Love About the Season! (with photos)

Updated on May 2, 2020
Scribenet profile image

I was born a Northerner and have rediscovered the joys of Northern life.

Capturing the Wonder of Winter

Hey, I realize we are heading into spring...but I am feeling nostalgic for this winter that has just gone. It was long, cold at times and snowy...but oh so beautiful in Northern Ontario.

In short, I have come full circle and have fallen in love with winter again! I will miss it.

Why on earth do you say, would anyone love winter? The reason is quite simple...it is a beautiful season if you live far enough North to get accumulations of snow at regular intervals.

Being a very visual person, I have been treated to fairyland quality scenery this winter and I am blissed out with the pictures capturing it's essence. Last year was my first year up North and there wasn't enough snow. This year I was not disappointed...it came in big beautiful drifts. The countryside was transformed.


Okay so I love looking at snow on branches...It is so gorgeous eh? :)
Okay so I love looking at snow on branches...It is so gorgeous eh? :) | Source
A soft comfy throw is great during cold winter days and evenings...thanks Kaarina!
A soft comfy throw is great during cold winter days and evenings...thanks Kaarina! | Source

Winter Wonderland

Winter can be one of the most beautiful seasons...Believe me!
Winter can be one of the most beautiful seasons...Believe me! | Source

The Guilty Pleasures of Winter

I have to say I have enjoyed walking with the snow crunching underfoot reminding me of my younger days. ( I moved to Southern Ontario in my twenties to find work and stayed for three decades).

Toronto, Ontario, while an interesting city has usually drab winters dominated by flying slush from passing cars and dirty snow within a few days of snowfall making the winter season more of a chore to get through...problems with traffic...finding a place for the snow when shoveling...generally more of a mess than a pleasure.

Returning to Northern Ontario, I thought I would just hate the colder winters and more snow. Absolutely the opposite. I never thought this would happen...but it did.

Winter is just gorgeous when you stop to appreciate how lovely it is...and if you have a wonderful cuddly throw gifted from a best friend to chase away the chillibains as you sip a steaming cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate while reading a good book comfortably seated inside watching the snow drift lazily to the ground outside; well, it does not get any better than that.

Snow shoveling you say? Yes, there is that...but what better way to get the regulation exercise in. That doesn't happen in summer unless you are doing heavy duty garden work. Plus, the last summer was so hot, I did not get many projects done while I melted from the heat (note to Mother Nature..."Please moderate next summer").

Winter has given me other benefits: an excuse to get drawing software and play. I also baked....something that reminds me of my childhood and home baking. My bread is pretty good at this point! Wish I could share a slice or two! Oh yes, I also finally sorted through a lifetime of papers and watched some great movies!

I also was out with my camera every time there was one of those gorgeous snowfalls; snapping picture like some delighted tourist. I have to say people probably thought I was daft taking close-ups of branches full of snow.

Hey...to each his own, eh!


Well...I am looking forward to flowers and leaves...

I have fallen in love with winter all over again. As a child I certainly looked forward to playing in the snow and didn't mind winter one bit. I no longer have that urge to go make snow angels in the drifts, lol, but I sure enjoy the scenic aspect of winter.

So, yes, I have decided I love winter! I never thought I would utter those words...but there you have it...my "Ode to Winter"...my new favorite season!

However... even though there is snow on the ground, spring has arrived and soon I will be looking forward to the green buds of spring. I think I will add some spring pictures here to get me in the mood for a change of season. Soon I will be looking forward to poking around in the garden... Come to think of it... I don't think I really have a favorite season...I love them all!

A Collection of Lovely Winter Scenes

Looking Forward to Spring Though...

I have to say I am  looking forward to seeing this soon!
I have to say I am looking forward to seeing this soon! | Source

Can You Pick a Favorite Season?

What Season do you Love?

See results

Comments

Submit a Comment
  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR

    Maggie Griess 

    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi Kalmiya! I have been away from the white snow for awhile so I appreciate it...ask me again after I have experienced a few winters, however, the beauty is something else!

  • Kalmiya profile image

    Kalmiya 

    8 years ago from North America

    I grew up in Northern Ontario and must admit that the best part of winter for me is going indoors for a great cup of hot chocolate! I love your photos of forest trees heavy with snow though; they're beautiful. The spirits of winter I'm sure appreciate your ode.

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR

    Maggie Griess 

    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thanks Genna for your kind comments. I agree that "now" I am looking forward to a snow melt. However I did so enjoy this past winter and hopefully I enjoy winters from now on in!

  • Genna East profile image

    Genna East 

    8 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    A beautiful homage to winter. I love it too, but by the second week of March, I being to look forward to the promise of spring. Of course, without winter, would we cherish spring so much? I love all seasons except summer, because it is too humid here during the summer months. I loved your words and wonderful photos. :-)

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR

    Maggie Griess 

    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi B.Malin! Spring certainly is the most anticipated season! Winter was never a favorite for me...but I have re-discovered the joy in the season! :)

  • b. Malin profile image

    b. Malin 

    8 years ago

    Hi Scribenet, what a Beautiful Ode to Winter...I Loved reading your Hub and looking at the Wonderful pictures you've captured, they are truly "Lovely".

    My favorite season is Spring, and I took the test, and it looks like, SPRING is the favorite vote!

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR

    Maggie Griess 

    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thanks iguidenetwork! So glad you liked the photos. Winter really is quite beautiful and that is something I had forgotten while living all those years further South!

  • iguidenetwork profile image

    iguidenetwork 

    8 years ago from Austin, TX

    Yes, it's a bittersweet feeling when winter leaves and spring comes -- you are excited that the snow will be melting and the greens will begin to go sprouting, but sometimes you can't help feeling nostalgic about winter. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for posting.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)