Now when you are no longer official I thought I would write you a little letter.
You know that I Love you.
You know that I absolutely love your snow.
You know how I love the cold weather!
You also know how I love the dark days.
I really do!
Winter, when it is your time of the year, I would be SO happy if you would DELIVER the goods! This year you snubbed me, and other DC snow lovers, SO BAD!! What was up with that?
How come you dumped snow everywhere else BUT DC?
That was NOT very fair of you. I certainly hope that you will serve up a better WINTER next year. If you don’t deliver the white stuff by the masses, then I might stop loving you. DO you hear me?
As I said, YOU got them slammed in Baltimore (HELLO it is 40 minutes from DC), they got slammed in Philly (less than two hours away). YOU REALLY slammed them in New England and in New York.
WHY did you leave US OUT? OK, you gave us ONE snow storm that turned out pretty good, I give you that. ONE! BUT!!
YOU even dumped loads of snow south and west of us. WHY did you feel like we had to be in a “pocket” all winter long?
OK, ONE thing you DID deliver was cold temperatures; thank you for a colder than usual winter. I really appreciate your kindness in that regard.
As a Nordic girl I do love the cold, I actually thrive in it.
Winter, do you know that I love walking in super cold temperatures. SO does my mom. She was out walking in Osthrobothnia when it was -32 degrees Celsius, and loved it. In case you don’t know the Centigrade scale -32 C equals -26 on Mr. Fahrenheit’s scale. All right, OK, those ARE ICE cold conditions, I give you that. BUT, as long as it is not windy it is totally fine. I forgot to mention that I also really like to walk in falling snow; I guess I really love to FEEL the elements.
But, as I said, you did give us cold days and cold nights. Thank you for that. I rather have the weather colder than normal than milder than normal. Yes, indeed.
Winter, I miss a winter phenomenon here called RIMFROST in Swedish. Let me check the name in English real quick---OH yes—it is called hoarfrost or white frost, according to my dictionary. How come we never, ever see it in this area? It is among one of your most beautiful winter displays.
Can you get us that for next year, please?
This is white frost, and it is lovely! The pictures are taken in Sweden, Christmas 2009.
Anyhow, I love you, even though I am VERY disappointed in you this year.
Please put on a better show for 2012. Now, I want to send you OFF north (or maybe I should send you south, that is probably more right. Hit the road to south of the equator now). I do NOT want to see you again until December. NOW you can send in your sister, the spring.