winter time

It was a real treat to visit Park City and experience some real winter. It was snowy and cold and beautiful. We didn’t make any snowmen or throw snowballs but we did walk around as snowflakes wafted gracefully down on us. It left me dreaming of snuggling up in a cozy cabin, shutting out the rest of the world.

We also dug my car out of the snow (twice!) and had one of the scariest drives ever down from Park City to Salt Lake on an icy road, so I guess it wasn’t all magic. I suppose it’s easy to be romantic about winter when it’s 80 degrees here in Los Angeles. What do you think, do you love snow?

16 Responses to “winter time”
  1. craftosaurus says:

    You’re right, it’s easy to be romantic about snow when you’re in southern California. No grumbling about shoveling and all that.

    On the other hand, though, there’s something familiar and comforting about snow arriving every year when you’ve always lived in a cold climate. I’m a Mainer, and I think dealing with winters really becomes an important part of our individual identities.

    • miss alix says:

      i could definitely see it playing a part in your identity. people always think of california as sunny and relaxed, which isn’t exactly me. it’s sort of passive. not like shoveling snow.

  2. Phoebe says:

    Next year I need to leave a few extra days to go skiing! I am sad I didn’t get to go, but glad I met you. Thanks for the lovely pictures!

    • miss alix says:

      nice to meet you too. i would loved to have gone sledding (i’m not really a skier or snowboarder). maybe next year!

  3. Caitlin says:

    i’m from pennsylvania, and i hate snow. there is something romantic about it when it’s bright white and beautiful, but then it’s just a mess you have to clean up in order to go on with your day to day life.

    gorgeous photos!

    • miss alix says:

      yes i often wonder if i’d enjoy living somewhere with real weather. the same weather here all the time gets boring but i have no day to day experience with snow or real cold. it was fun for a vacation though!

  4. Sharon says:

    I have yet to experience real snow!

    • miss alix says:

      what? that’s crazy. i’ve been in snow a few times, but nothing like this before.

    • Sharon says:

      I’ve stood on snow that was on the ground, but never seen it falling from the sky. I’m sheltered here in L.A 😉

  5. Sara says:

    We haven’t any snow here either and it’s kind of heart breaking. Thank you for sharing these, it’s a beautiful scene!

    • miss alix says:

      did you have snow where you lived before? since i’ve never lived with it, it’s a real treat. i wonder if i had it before if i would miss it.

    • Sara says:

      Definitely! I lived in a small town called Traverse City, Michigan and we got tons of snow. And I mean, technically in Toronto we’re supposed to have lots of snow as well. Even though it takes us seven hours to get to TC, if we went straight sideways, TC would only be four hours away and an hour north. We usually get the same weather, just a day later. And we’ve had lots of snow the last few years but this year nada. (Or it snows a few times and then melts.)

      However though, I grew up in Japan where there was no snow. So I think I saw it for the first time (that I could remember, anyway) when I was ten. It gets cold, and wet, and sometimes I hate it, but generally speaking I miss it when it’s not here.

      Sorry for the ESSAY!

  6. Lauren says:

    I’ve spent most of my life in SoCal, but I’ve been in real snow. I come from a family of New Yorkers who have spent many winters in snow. The first time my car got completely buried in a blizzard, I called my parents and was like….”do I….call AAA?” and they laughed and told me to get a shovel and some friends. Haha, it was actually a really fun and great bonding experience digging my car from the snow with 5 friends. It was really, really buried, so it took us a few hours. Once it was free, we all felt so proud and celebrated with some craft beers–I can see how doing that year after year may seem annoying, but you get used to it. Snow is cold and inconvenient sometimes, but I think after a while you learn to appreciate the beauty of it and just deal with the annoying part. I def think you could handle seasons Alix, you seem like someone who appreciates beauty in all kinds of different forms, weather included. 🙂

    • miss alix says:

      i think there is definitely an element of camaraderie in battling the elements like snow and such. the second time we had to dig my car out this past weekend, we had a lot of help pushing it out from volunteers nearby. it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something.

  7. Nick says:

    I haven’t lived where it snows more than just a tiny bit but it is pretty fun to see when you’re on vacation and it’s not in the way. I don’t envy the towns in Alaska that have gotten 18 feet of snow in the last couple months! One of my favorite things about fresh snow is how quiet it makes everything. Also, it’s fun that you can fall down anywhere without getting hurt.

    People I’ve talked to who grew up where it snows like it because it reminds them of “snow days” when school gets cancelled.

    Did Shawn get to go snowboarding? You should try it at least a couple times. It’s really fun, like riding a bike down a big hill and then you don’t have to ride back up for the next hill.

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