I normally love winter. While my favorite season is autumn, winter is still a strong contender for my affection. But something is different this year. Is it just because I'm getting older? Has winter really gotten that much worse? 

The truth is, I don't know. I think having two teenage girls is part of it. As inexperienced drivers, I worry every time they leave the house. I'm also just sick of the slop and slush. Sick of the dirty snow. 

Don't get me wrong, freshly fallen snow is beautiful! Big, fat snowflakes falling is one of my favorite things to watch. But it isn't fresh anymore. It's dirty from the roads, from the ash coming out of our fireplace, and quite frankly, from our two dogs. 

So winter, the time has come for you to go home. Go rest up for your next big season. Bring on Spring. Show me some colorful flowers. Show me some green grass. Show me anything but this yellow snow! 


February 27, 2023 — Naomi Drake