Above is a photo I took during either my junior or senior year at college, at SUNY Geneseo. It's a state school about 35 miles south of Rochester, my hometown. The snow definitely is pretty, and I do enjoy the crunch it makes under my boots...during the first few snows.
This winter has been fairly mild considering winters past, but we have had a few big snowstorms. If you're not familiar with the area, Rochester is in western New York, about 20 miles south of Lake Ontario. We get some pretty big snowstorms--not as much snow as Syracuse or sometimes Buffalo, but we know winter. So far this year we've had one bad storm in December, and a few more rough days in January.
I'm used to it, and I know all the precautions to take while driving and all of that. However(!!!), that doesn't mean I enjoy it! No one does. Driving in a winter storm is the absolute worst. Walking in to work in -2°F weather with a windchill of -25°F is the worst (this happened this past week). Having to leave my apartment 15 minutes earlier to scrape an inch of stubborn ice off of my car before going to work is the worst. So please, don't tell me I should "beat the winter blues!" I now fully support anyone and everyone who absolutely hates winter, especially because I know there are cities and towns even further north that get hit a lot worse than we do!
Anyway, on a more positive note...here's some link love!
- I can't wait to try this decadent coffee recipe!
- These helpful hacks will keep your sweaters looking brand-new.
- I'm definitely going to check out these restaurants during my next trip to NYC.
- These gorgeously green backyards are my dream.
I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!