Today is the first day of Winter!!  For years, I have tried to find the true beauty in this season that plagues the state of Maine for 8 months out of the year.  No matter how hard I try, I keep coming to the same conclusion.  Winter Sucks!!  

Winter is expensive!  Heating your home.  Removing the cold heavy wet stuff from your driveway.  The damage the roads cause to your car.  It's ugly!  What white snow??  Everything is brown, dingy and dirty.  It just seems grey everywhere...like a sense of impending doom.  To get to where it is actually gorgeous...you have to put on a thousand pounds of winter gear and by then...you're just plain 'ol too tired to do anything else.  Why?  How?  Oy!