You all know by now that I simply hate winter (you'll see those words pretty often in my writings, so I'll apologize now for being repetitive), and cold, and snow, so forcing myself outside so often is quite an accomplishment for me. During winters where we have continuous and copious amounts of heavy snow, it's easy to make yourself go outside ... someone has to shovel. Since I suffer from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and part of the treatment for that is "light therapy", the most preferable type of light is natural sunlight, which means going outside.
I've been pretty busy over this past (2010) winter. A few portraits here and there, a couple of commercial photography contracts, and a new website, along with a couple of new blogs have been taking up my time.
I’ve also taken on some volunteer work in one of the forums I used to frequent – and if you let it, it can take up way too much time. Winter sucks ... what more can I say? Most of you already know just how much I don't love winter, which leaves little for me to elaborate on, but a picture is worth a thousand words (or so they say).
There really isn't much more I can say about this ... it's what we usually get for winter, and why I dislike winter (I'm sure I was born in the wrong hemisphere!) And why (as soon as we are fully retired and can afford to) I'll be turning into a Snowbird come winter, and fly away to the sunny south. It doesn't have to be the usual snowbird destination, as long as it's warm, sunny and and has lots of beaches and sand ... and absolutely no snow!