I always hated Maryland winters. They are cold and gray and mostly snowless. But there are days sprinkled in, warm days when the sunshines and shoes are abandoned, that help get me throuh. Knowing that I don't have to wait for Spring, knowing that there will be sandy toes, even if they are a little chilled, helps.
Last week we got one of those days, and I'm sure more are on their way throughout these months of quiet and relaxation. I will try hard to love this winter, love the crisp air, love the warm blankets, love the somber beauty of it.