The Upside to Winter

As much as we Canadians like to whine about winter, the snow, the cold, the winds, the endless (these days) grey skies, there is one really nice thing about this time of year. Yes, it is true that during the cold winter months, there are no mosquitoes, no blackflies or flies, no cats digging in the garden (or if they are who cares right now), no stinky skunks, for the most part, and no wasps, but those still aren’t the nicest part about cold weather.

Nope, the nicest part about winter is that the marauding, vandalizing, city-sanctioned masked bandits are hardly to be seen. Our garbage, our decks, our gardens, our dogs and cats, and ourselves are safe…until mating season.

2 Comments so far

  1. jin (unregistered) on February 29th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

    on the contrary, I miss the following:
    -going outdoors anytime with only 1 layer of clothing.
    -not incurring bodily pains compliments of 15-20cm of snow accumulation.
    -outdoor photography.
    -being able to exercise outside instead of the treadmill.
    -driving at least 60mph instead of 20.
    -fine dining outdoors.

  2. talk talk talk (unregistered) on March 1st, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    Welll, I don’t know what Toronto city streets you can drive on at 100kph+, but lots of people still exercise outdoors and spend hours photographing (birders are particularly hardy!) the beauty of winter. That’s what being Canadian is all about! Not having to hunker indoors for 6 months straight just cause it’s cold and snowy. BUT I gotta say taking 5 minutes to layer up just to go outside is getting a bit old right about now.

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