As I head off for a week of warm Miami Beach weather, I’m taking a moment to appreciate our beautiful Manitoba winters. Yes, it’s ridiculously cold sometimes, but as we’ve seen this year, it can also be wonderfully warm (for winter). The varying temperatures and wind work to shape the snow… to bring us stunning hoarfrost and to wow us with layers of ice. Early morning or evening walks can be magical when big fluffy flakes are falling, and the air can be so very crisp and fresh. Yes, winter can be a trying season, but it also brings a quiet, chilly beauty that no other season can.
Yesterday we woke up to the city coated in white. Hoarfrost had descended over night, wrapping itself around every branch, twig and blade of grass. It really is one of the most beautiful sights, especially when the fog hasn’t yet lifted and we end up with layers of white on white.