My house is about a 15-minute walk from Syracuse University, which is ideal since I have to go and use their library for research pretty frequently. Being a semi-newbie to Syracuse weather, I sometimes let the cold and snow keep me from doing what I have to do. But last week, I decided to ignore the fact that there was over a foot of snow on the ground, it was snowing, and the temperature was below freezing and head out to the library.
I'm so glad I did! There was something so exhilirating about the brightness and the brisk cold, and even about the snow falling on my face. I've heard that the best way to keep yourself from being depressed in the winter is to go out there and engage with the elements, and now I know that this is true- my excursion certainly put a bounce in my step! It must have also been some workout to trek through deep snow- the next day, my muscles were aching. Bonus!
I will share some photos with you of that day. **CAUTION** if you are already freezing, you might need to skip this post!
Icicles on a neighbor's house
Where's the sidewalk?
The beautiful Hall of Languages building at Syracuse University
My idyllic view through the library window as I worked
Leaving the library- the paved sidewalk shows how much snow there was
On the way back home-cold crisp air and the moon
Me trudging through our front yard-those boots come up to my knees, so you can get a sense of the height of the snow. This is so unlike the snow I was used to when I lived in New York City, which had a way of immediately turning brownish-gray, slushy, and funny-smelling.