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By the time we finished dinner last Sunday there was about 10cm of snow on the ground. One of the luxuries of living in the track of perpetual Great Lakes squall activity is not knowing which forecast will turn up, the one that says slight possibility of snow or the one that proclaims snowmageddon by morning. Sure, we rely on the great education of those who work at telling us what the weather will look like in the future...and we also know to look out the window every so often just to confirm.
Don’t get me wrong, the soft fallen white blanket on our thousands of trees this time of year paints a serene Hallmark picture that puts us in holiday mode. But it also adds fifteen minutes to the pre-bus routine when kids haven't worn boots in three days. My husband, Kevin, always refers to this as “Canadian Too Weather”; you know, too hot, too wet, too windy...I can’t imagine growing up in an area that didn’t have seasons. We all complain some days, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Winter for me is respite. Time for planning, scheduling, or even just thinking and dreaming. I am full of pent up desire by spring thaw to get digging and planting, like most of us, even though it’s a happy place I find little time for thinking and dreaming. Bring on winter.
So to help get you through the winter, Day 8 of our 24 Days of Giveaways features a Winter Respite Box. You will receive a Ceramic Life is Good Mug from Good Vibes on Main, an 80 g package of Creemore Market Blend Tea from Clearview Tea Company, a Floral Bouquet Soy wax candle from Cork & Bottle, and a $75 Gift Certificate from Stems Flower Farm.
For a chance to win leave a comment below. In your message, share your favourite season and why, or where or how you find respite, or tell us about your favourite season and why, anything really, as long as it puts a smile on everybody’s face. EASY. This giveaway is open to anyone with a Canadian shipping address. This Giveaway is open until Sunday night December 12th at Midnight PT.
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Shelly S
Of course, if you know someone who would be inspired by browsing our selection of flower and vegetable seeds, please share!
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Dec 12, 2021
I look forward to each season as each one bring something different. I am thankful that I live in a country where we can enjoy all 4 seasons. Don’t think I would be happy with sunny, 25 degree days every day for the whole year.
Dec 12, 2021
I honestly do not have a specific season – each is great in their own way. Winter for planning for next year and perusing garden sales, spring for starting all the seeds and seeing plants come back to life, summer for harvesting, and fall for the cooler temperature, continual harvests and fall colours.
Dec 12, 2021
I can never decide if my favourite season is fall or winter. As autumn rolls round each year, there is so much to savour: the crispness in the air, the changing colour of the leaves, the smell of wood smoke and freshly baked apple pie, the quieter pace of life. And then winter snows fly and I’m enchanted by the diamond glints of sunshine on freshly-fallen snow, the tingle of cold on my skin, the peace of a winter morning. Let’s just say I love fall and winter equally—they both speak to my soul.
Dec 12, 2021
I love the holiday season and winter! My respite is visiting the family cottage and sitting by the fire after going out cross country skiing!