We just returned 2 days ago from a trip up to the North Woods of Minnesota. Ahhh. I miss it already. It is so peaceful in the woods. For 3 days straight we had lightly falling snow (it hardly accumulated to anything). The temperatures were mild and there was no wind. A perfect winter paradise (if those 2 ideas can go together).
Today in Iowa, we're getting several inches of snow. It's blowing hard though. I can still see a lot of patches of brown grass bordered by some drifts of several inch depths. I'm not looking forward to the bike home. But it's nice to see snow on the ground again. And it's good to have winter around. I love summer, but if it's going to be cold and bland outside, make it a good winter. Give me snow and frozen lakes.