i’m not sure how much of this has been made glaringly apparent to those of you lovely enough to read my blog, but this winter has been a hard slog for me. literally, the season. i’ve been feeling low energy for several months, and in some serious need of sunshine. i mostly just want to be sitting on the couch.

walk in the snow

walk in the snow

that having been said, i can still appreciate the season when it throws some beauty my way. helllllo snowstorm!

walk in the snow

walk in the snow

driving home from work today was slow and arduous (my car is not built for weather. but it can deal with weather. slowly and arduously.) and when i wasn’t watching oncoming traffic slowly fishtailing it’s way towards me with a sense of impending panic, or working on minimizing the amount of panic which other drivers felt when watching me drive, i loved the recreated landscapes around me.

walk in the snow

walk in the snow

i’ve always enjoyed weather. i have some fantastic childhood memories of hours spent playing in snowstorms and rainstorms. of going out with a stick to clear dead leaves from the drains on the street and becoming mesmerized by the changing paths of the water, or hauling on every piece of cold weather gear to go see the new alien landscapes of familiar sights after a big snow.

walk in the snow

walk in the snow

we’ve had a few good snows already this year, and everytime i think i should get out there and document some of the things i love to see. but i never do. so today, when i got home there was still an hour or so of daylight left, and after succumbing to the siren call of the couch and a cup of hot chocolate, i forced myself upward and outward, to take a little walk with my camera in the snow.

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walk in the snow

beautiful world we live in, innit? i stopped for a cuppa joe and a chocolate chip cookie (best bakery made chocolate chip cookie i’ve ever had!).

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reflections

i wore the red hat i just finished. it’s for the pinterest challenge:

colorblock rikke

colorblock rikke

colorblock rikke

i ran out of red part-way through. it was a partial skein, and i thought i’d have enough, but the garter sucked up a bit more yarn than i accounted for. i supplemented with the same grey as my last stockholm cowl, pulled out from a thrifted sweater. i like it tremendously, but i can’t quite decide whether to pursue a big fluffy pom pom like my inspiration source. would it detract from the colorblock? what do you think?

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