I had a good time once again at the Urban Ecology Center’s Candlelight Walk! Since that event was a gathering place for winter-lovers, I thought it would be a good opportunity to survey people about their favorite things about winter. Here are the results I got (and please add your own suggestions in the comments)!
Snow (good I picked this for title!)
The way the lake looks different every day / every day is different
Icebergs and ice volcanoes on the lakefront (Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Shorewood Nature Preserve, and Lake park received nominations as places to view this)
First heavy snowfall
Snow on the trunks of trees
Walking around at night
Sliding on patches of ice (note: the Ambassador of Snow warns that this may be dangerous, so be careful!)
Having a ‘snow day’ off
Snow covers up all the litter (yea, a mixed blessing, but there’s something to be said for it…)
Having the hair in your nose freeze
Milwaukee has a lot of events with both indoor and outdoor components (for instance, Gallery Night)
Forces (this person) to walk instead of bike, allowing them to observe things differently
Whitnall toboggan run (when the course is available)
‘Hibernating,’ being sheltered, hunkering down for comfort.
How big snows can give neighbors the chance to see and talk with each other, and leads people to help others out (shoveling out car, for instance).
Icicles hanging down
Nordic Ski Club
Thanks to those who attended and offered their suggestions, and I hope many Milwaukeeans get the chance to enjoy these activities soon!