January is one of the nicest months in my opinion. The only truly competing month is February… I enjoy the crisp air and relative chill outdoors, as long as I am properly dressed. As a child I had great fun playing in the snow or going skiing or skating, but nowadays I think a walk is enough to get that wonderful feeling of winter that I enjoy so much.
This year I have been indoors due to a severe cold, watching from my window how others indulge themselves with my fave activity during the first days of the year… Self pity party? Yes! Sure! But I do remember I wrote last year about this, so here’s from a year ago, when I went for a walk to a nearby lake, where I stopped to take some photos. Two of the photos were taken from the very same spot, although in different directions. Those photos prove that it’s a matter of angle…;)
I rememeber when I was a child that we always played outdoors, both during breaks at school, but also in the afternoons when we were at home. One of the repeated instructions from every adult around us kids was; Don’t ever lick on metal! You can tell why, huh?
The rewarding moment comes as you go back indoors. That’s when you either have a cup of cocoa or tea… 🙂
The Swedish winter is generally coldest in January and we also tend to have a lot of snow this time of the year. In the last week we have both experienced a lot of snow and a severe chill. I think that is a lot nicer than the slushy period by the end of the winter… Today it’s predicted to be a lot warmer than yesterday and luckily I am almost well from my cold now. This will be the first day out in a week. I look forward to a walk with friends later today. 🙂