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?
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.