Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 28: A space for the car

Day 28: A space for the car, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Ah winter. Snow has been falling for most of the day, first light flakes and then denser flakes - almost ice pellets that stick to the car making cleaning it an aerobic adventure. I dashed out to move my car so my spot could be cleared, but with 50 km winds and more snow expected overnight, this may be a losing battle.

Winter is always a challenge. Everything takes longer. Clothing is heavier and we hunker down inside it, trying to keep the warmth in. Boots, coats, hats, gloves, scarves all slow us down - time to dress, weight to carry, even with the lighter weight newer fabrics. Cars need to be brushed and scraped and the snow-clogged streets slow us down some more.

So tonight I will hibernate in my house, reading, working and eating a winter meal of soup. And that is one of the pleasures of winter - that feeling of home as a warm haven, safe from the whims of Mother Nature.


  1. Well stated! There's a great comfort in hibernation, especially when the weather turns bitter cold! Sending you warmth from the Sunshine State. :)

  2. You've captured a cold, lonely snowy night out on the snow plow, but also managed to convey the warmth and safety you feel inside. Very nice!