When I told people that we were heading overseas during the Christmas holidays, they usually looked at me like I was crazy.
I get it. Why would I escape an Australian summer for a Northern hemisphere winter? Most people wouldn’t.
It does sound rather crazy. And maybe I am, a little.
But, when people in the Southern hemisphere think of winter, they picture grey skies, lots of rain, and gusty winds. That’s pretty much what winter is like in Melbourne, anyways.
I’m not about that life.
Our winter holidays are filled with snow. Blue skies, snow on the ground, hot coffees in our hands.
I’ve never lived anywhere that gets regular snow, which is likely part of the appeal. I’m sure it loses it’s shine when you’re constantly clearing your driveway.
Even so, I have a tendency to think that things are prettier when they’re covered in snow.
Proof that things are prettier covered in snow
“Skate parks are so pretty”, said no one ever.
“A skate park covered in snow is so pretty”, said me.
To be fair, you can’t even really tell this is a skate park. And, maybe that’s what makes it so pretty!
Lakes are pretty much great places to be, year-round.
In summer, you get lush greenery surrounding rippling blue waters. You can go swimming, boating, fishing, I totally get it.
But look! A lake covered in ice and snow. So beautiful, and there’s still so much room for activities: snow-shoeing, sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing.
My argument for trees is weak if I’m being honest with you.
I actually love trees when they’re lush and green in summer and spring, and when they’re yellow and orange with falling leaves in Autumn.
But I also love them when they’re heavy with snow.
Truth: I probably wouldn’t have noticed this row of mailboxes, had they not been covered in snow.
Hogwarts and Hogsmeade
Of course, I had to throw a Harry Potter reference in here!
Over to you:
What else looks prettier covered in snow?
Send me your links, your photos, your ideas so I can check them out!