Our yard has signs of ‘summers end’ all over the place. I found the beloved water gun buried under dead grass. Toys are strewn about and abandoned. I’m going to miss sending them outside. I love a lot of things about winter — but I dislike a lot of things too! I like layering clothes and wearing sweaters, warm comfort foods, baking goodies and having the house smell like cinnamon. I like the feeling of hibernating – at first. Then I start to feel locked in, the kids go crazy, there are runny noses galore and coughing. Oh the coughing! There are less photo ops in the winter. First snows are great … eighth snows are not so great! That’s what makes me so happy that I live in a part of the country that experiences all the seasons.