I took advantage of the sunny 35°F temperatures by sitting outside on the porch in the front of our house for about a half hour. Our little porch is sheltered from the wind, so I bundled up and enjoyed sitting in the warm sun. With my laptop and a glass of iced tea, I imagined that it was spring, and until the wind really started blowing, it felt like spring.
The reality is that we have a long time to go before spring gets here. While I’ve been dreaming of spring recently, I have been enjoying the winter. I love the snow, and along the Connecticut shoreline we’ve had 15 inches more snow than usual by this point in January. I love the snow, but I hate how the cold temperatures keep me inside. Getting out just for a little bit felt great today.
When I took a course in urban botany, I learned about the calming effects of nature, and realized that nature truly does have that affect on me. After a day of administering and grading midyear exams, getting outside was just what I needed to do to relax when I got home.
What are some ways that you get outside during the winter season?