#AtoZChallenge | U is for Unrelenting and Unending

Winter has some wonderful moments. There is deep beauty to the landscape during the colder snow-covered months. When it arrives covering everything in white, it makes me smile.

I love winter.

There are no mosquitoes or ticks to bother us during our hikes and the overall pace is slower and peaceful. You can snowshoe under the stars during a full moon hike or sit by the fireplace, sipping wine and binge watch the latest Netflix show while snuggled under a blanket. There is so much to enjoy about winter.

There is only one downside. Winter in Maine is unrelenting and starts to feel like it will never end. It starts off full of wonder and awe, but then overstays its welcome.

It lasts one month too long.

We’re finally into warmer days now although even April can sometimes bring a rogue storm. Fortunately, storms disappear as soon as they come once you’re into spring. It gives you hope that you’re finally coming out of winter’s hibernation.

The first picture below is the one I took on March 20, 2018. This is what my driveway looked like the day spring officially arrived in Maine.

The second picture is from March 24, 2018 as we started to move into mud season. Fortunately, that one is not of my driveway. While neither picture is especially appealing, the mud one at least signals we are heading towards summer.

Do you start to get cabin fever towards the end of winter?

Unending

Mud Season

I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.


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29 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge | U is for Unrelenting and Unending

  1. Diary of a Dublin housewife says:

    I know the feeling. The weather here has been so bad, and wintere here too, has been neverending. Last week we had summer, it was on Saturday. We had dinner in the garden, I wore my shorts and flip flops. I got slightly sunburnt and we had a lovely time. I woke up Sunday morning to rain on the window…it hasn’t stopped since. The heat is back on and I’m back in my boots…sick of it!!!

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  2. Diane says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Yes!
    Here in Northern Alberta, Winter has finally receded! Green grass is poking above the slow-to-go snow. But we have hope.
    We must have very similar seasons, you and I. I guess that’s why I feel such a deep affinity to Maine!

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  3. Melanie Crouse says:

    I’m going to disagree with you here–you say “warmer days” but my experience so far has been “warmer day.” Of course I’ve been at work all day today, and it very possibly could be gorgeous out there. Don’t blink! Melanie’s Stories

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  4. evelyneholingue says:

    Agree with the length of winter in New England. I never stayed in Maine for this season, but the Boston area gave me a pretty good sense of what winter means in this part of the country. But, now that I am away from snow, I admit missing what you describe. There is beauty in every season, but only winter is truly magical, and it due to snow.
    Wish you a lovely spring and a lo-o-o-ong summer.

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    • Weekends in Maine says:

      When you live in a winter climate, you have to embrace it and find outside activities that you enjoy. I love winter hiking so that helps with the cabin fever. Before I picked up hiking, winter felt longer. Now, not so much.

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