How To Enjoy the Winter Season

Connie McKinneyStarred Page By Connie McKinney, 1st Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1sk_ol3d/
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Lots of people complain about winter and never notice how beautiful and fun this season can be. Learn how to make the most of winter and enjoy the season.

Don't Be a Winter Whiner


When the temperatures start dropping, many people head inside and become cranky couch potatoes. They complain about the cold weather, the amount of snow they have to shovel, and the amount of ice they have to scrape off their car windshield. For them, winter is a miserable season and the worst time of year.
It doesn't have to be that way. Sure, walking the dog when the thermometer drops to 10 degrees Fahrenheit can be uncomfortable. Driving in snow and ice can be dangerous. But bundling up and driving slow can solve those problems.
People get so caught up in complaining about winter that they forget to look for the positive parts of the season. They don't see the beauty of the sun sparkling on the snow. They don't notice the deer tracks in the snow. They never experience the thrill of skiing down a hill.
Don't be one of those people. Instead, enjoy the winter and all it has to offer.

Skiing Can Be Fun


Skiing can be a fun way to get through winter. Speeding down a mountain can be exciting. Skiers enjoy the views of snow-topped mountains, green fields turned white and smoke rising from distant chimneys.
Downhill skiing can be scary. Cross country skiing can be less intimidating. There's no fear of falling and breaking a leg. Cross country skiers can avoid hills if they want to. Or they can choose to ski down smaller hills. Cross country skiing is easier to learn than downhill skiing is. There's no need to take lessons; just get out there and try it.
Snowshoeing is another popular winter activity. People who can walk can snowshoe. It feels like walking on oversize clown shoes. Snowshoeing is a good workout and a good way to get up close and personal with nature. Look at the animal tracks in the snow and try to guess which creature made them.

Winter Walking


Just walking outside during the winter can be invigorating. The cold air may make walkers walk a little faster and burn more calories. Walkers can enjoy the beauty of the snow and check out animal tracks.
Let's see how beautiful winter can be:


Be sure to bundle up. A hat and gloves are essential. Avoid walking on ice. Stick to well shoveled, well-salted paths. Public parks are usually shoveled and salted and make safe places to walk during the winter.
Enjoy the beauty of winter and keep exercising outdoors. It sure beats complaining about shoveling.

Attribution:
The pictures came from Morguefile.
The video came from You Tube.

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Winter, Winter Activities, Winter Sport, Winters

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Walking in the snow as well snowboarding, still that doesnt beats surfing in teh summer, nice post my dear connie and seasons' greetings!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks so much, Fern. Happy winter.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
4th Dec 2013 (#)

We are expecting a big storm tomorrow, and unlike the northern states, we all go crazy down here. We are hoping for school closures (well, those of us who can afford to stay home with our "babies" and don't have to GO into work). Most of our cities can't afford proper plow equipment because we wouldn't use it often enough. So when we do need it, we end up paying twice as much. And in rural areas, even if you can get out, unless you are prepared to walk a few MILES, you aren't going anywhere. In times like that, I envy city living. ;) But you folks have fun up there! I'd love to try snowshoes one day!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Good luck, Phyl. We northerners are prepared for snow but you guys aren't. With any luck, it will bypass you guys and come over my way!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you for making winter look more inviting and less like hard work dear Connie .
You live in a lovely part of the world when it snows ...for the most part in the Uk a few days of snow means the country grinds to a halt when it thaws we end up with heaps of grey slush ...
Not complaining though ... I think it is beautiful for a while .
God bless you and wrap up warm ..
Stella ><

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author avatar Connie McKinney
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks so much, Stella.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Dec 2013 (#)

.....Should have read ...and ..after halt ...oops
More blessings
Stella ><

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4th Dec 2013 (#)


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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th Dec 2013 (#)

so lovely this Connie...as always...

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Good morning, Connie; I've lived in the north and did take advantage of the winter activities that you described. However, like Phyl, living in the south means limited choices for activities and more focus on the lack of equipment and sense to deal with a few days of snow. Good article. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Mariah
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Winter is indeed beautiful Connie, and it's just lovely to see kids playing with their sledges, building snowmen and having snowball fights..all wrapped up in their scarves hats and gloves..uplifting share and lovely music too.
Thank you

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author avatar Connie McKinney
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Thansk, Marilyn, Mariah and Carolina for all your comments and support.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Dec 2013 (#)

always my friend...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Dec 2013 (#)

I try to embrace nature whatever is in store - after all, we are also part of nature. In a way we should learn from other species, how they cope and make hay even in winter! Nice post, Connie - siva

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author avatar Connie McKinney
5th Dec 2013 (#)

Agreed, Siva. We can't change what Mother nature brings us but we can try to look for the positive and enjoy it.

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