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Do You Like Winter?  
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

The short days, long nights, cold and rainy weather, snow and blizzards for some parts of the world, and last but not least the flu.

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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6466 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2721 times:
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I love it. It´s my favorite season. I find the extreme heat of summer unbearable.

User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

I like Winter. I think its cool!

User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1894 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2693 times:
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I love winter, especially when everything is covered in snow. It just makes everything look peaceful and I love how everything gets quiet.

Martijn



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

I don't mind winter, but I hate when the temperature gets below zero, and I hate snow. I really like rain and when the temperature is just above freezing level though.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21799 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 1):
I love it. It´s my favorite season. I find the extreme heat of summer unbearable.

  

That Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow today is rather depressing.

-Mir



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14129 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

Since I do a lot of my work outdoors in the open and often at night, I hate winter. Part of my work takes place in heated offices or the hangar, but it is totally unpredictable. So either I´m dressed to warm for inside or not warm enough for outside. Also, airport ramps are usually very windy places.

I have been to the tropics and I prefer tropical climate at any time.

Jan


User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

I like winter when everything is covered in snow and skies are sunny and mostly clear, but then more warm winter time with raining water & clear dark ground is just depressing.

Snow just makes environment look way more bright and beautiful.

summer > spring > snowy winter > fall > warm watery winter.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Quoting pvjin (Reply 7):
Snow just makes environment look way more bright and beautiful.

   Exactly. This is what I call 'real winter' - freezing, lots of snow, and some sun on occasion.

The idiotic winter in the UK is just annoying. +1 to +10 most of the time and very damp. It sucks.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7965 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

When I was living in cities like Hamburg or Berlin, I used to hate winter. For the past five years, I have been living south of Munich within walking distance to the country side, where snow is (and actually stays as) something fluffy and white that is calming to look at. So winter has grown on me. And it seems that a daily dose of 1,000 to 2,000 i.u. of vitamin D help to battle my winter depression.



It is still my least favourite season, though.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6844 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

I like the cold (the kind we have around Paris, never experienced a very cold winter outside of a week at a very high alpine ski resort).

When you're cold you put a pullover or a plaid on and you're warm, might even light a fire if you have a fireplace. When you're hot there is nothing to do.

Then there is the weather, I don't mind rain or snow but not seeing the sun for weeks at a time is really annoying. A good incentive to become an instrument rated pilot !

And finally the short days, I find that horrible and am terribly tired during winter because of that.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5911 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Winter has character, I have grown to prefer it over summer, how tastes change, infact come to think of it the change came with a kind of spiritual awakening long time back, since then I feel more in tune with winter, its like the two gel together.

[Edited 2013-02-02 15:22:08]

User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Like quite a few here, it's my favorite. I love the snow.

Also - in cold you can add layers, whereas in heat there is only so much you can take off before society labels you indecent



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User currently onlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I hate it.

The lack of sun, daylight, the cold, the rain, it's depressing. There's nothing good or enjoyable about it, except maybe for the occasional snow and winter sports.

I'd say sleeping in bed under a thick blanket is nice, but it's completely written off by the absolute torture of having to get out of it in the morning.

I'd go back to living between the tropics if I could. Or 30° latitude, tops.

[Edited 2013-02-02 15:20:59]


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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10254 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
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In Massachusetts, winter is my least favorite season.

In Southern California, winter is my favorite season.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I'm in Miami so yes it is AWESOME  at the same time when I was in D.C. and when I travel because cold and dark winters were not the norm for me and now still are no longer the norm I enjoy them when I get the chance to get into some cold winters or shorter days.


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User currently offlinewarri1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

I like Winter, I have been to Canada in the Winter many times. My wife hates it with a passion.


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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

I dislike parts of the winter, but overall I love it. I'm allergic to bees and it's the only time of year I don't have to consciously remember to take my Epi-Pen with me whenever I go outside (even to check the mailbox).

Marc


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

The 7 months of winter we have here in southern Arizona are terrible. I only like sunny days over 105 degrees.


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User currently offlinewarri1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 18):
The 7 months of winter we have here in southern Arizona are terrible. I only like sunny days over 105 degrees.

I would be dead after 3 days. Seven months of winter?



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User currently offlinekngkyle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2513 times:
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I would like it more if it only lasted a month. After a month or two I'm sick of the below-freezing temperatures.

User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2513 times:

I hate the winter darkness, not much day light up here in mid winter. I use a daylight lamp in the morning, helps a lot. Snow is nice and I don't mind the cold, as long as it's warm inside.

User currently offlinewarri1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2511 times:

Quoting HELyes (Reply 21):
I hate the winter darkness, not much day light up here in mid winter

I can understand that problem. I would not like that myself. I always appreciate the longer days here as the Winter progress's.



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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2510 times:

Do I like winter ?

Oh yeah, I really LOVE winter ! Like, the inch of snow we got yesterday, and after I had the sidewalk all swept off out to the car, the other inch and a half we got today.........and the wife wanting to go to the "Follies" at the old theater up in Rockville tonight with her lady friend, Carol; sure, I love the wintertime; I even swept the sidewalk off again and helped her out to Carol's car ! ( Not that I'm gonna get mine out and slip and slide around, when I can sit here and watch the fire place burn, listen to Mike Huckabee on Fox News, and lie to everyone on Non-Av about how much I LOVE this good ole winter weather ! ( I gotta keep an eye on the drive way though; she'll be coming back home after while, and I gotta run out and help her back into the house so she doesn't slip on the snow and hurt her butt falling down on the slick sidewalk.)

Another thing I really like about the winter time, is because I'm so "needed"; when I'm still trying to sleep in the morning, and all red the birds out back are pecking on the back window in the family room, trying to wake me up so I can fill the feeder back up with sunflower seeds so they can eat "breakfast"; then Steamer and Blackie (who got to sleep in the laundry room last night cause it got down to 10 "above" outside,) are trying to get me to come and let them back outside, all while the cats are meowing to get their cat food filled up, and while I'm doing that, Miss Arlie needs another carton of 2.25% down from the stack up near the ceiling; maybe when I get that done I can run back outside and empty the cat-liter bucket in the dumpster and bring in some more fire wood from the wood shed out back ? While I'm out by the wood shed the squirrel that lives in the hole in the big beech tree will be wanting me to get a couple ears of corn out of the corn crib, and while i'm doing that I'd better hurry, cause if I don't, Peabody will probably wake up and pee on the linoleum before I can get back inside and let HIM outside to "go". Yes siree, I realy love the wintertime ! (gives me something "to do" !)

Charley



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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

I hate winter with passion. Love the long days and heat of summer. I can take advantage of my backyard and the pool. Now, in winter, I'm just confined to the house. If I could, I'd do the snowbird thing. Sometimes I seriously think about applying for transfer to our JAX plant.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 10):
When you're hot there is nothing to do.

There is no air conditioning available in France?


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 25, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I really, really like snow.

I don't like the cold that much.


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6466 posts, RR: 32
Reply 26, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
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Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 25):
I really, really like snow.

I don't like the cold that much.

You can always go to that ski place in Dubai.


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 27, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 26):
You can always go to that ski place in Dubai.

I'm working on a way to make it snow at +15C  


User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 4
Reply 28, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
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I always loved winter when I lived in Connecticut. But now that I am in North Dakota, not so much. Something about constant -10F temps with -30 windchills just screams depressing. Though I have to admit I can shave a full 10 minutes off my preflight compared to summer . I wonder why that is!
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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11764 posts, RR: 15
Reply 29, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

I hate winter.

It is bad enough the days are so short. Now that I live in the Bay Area, travelling is not as bad. Not fun going to Reno, but to LAX or LAS is okay. What I really hated was winters in PDX. They had so much ice. Not so much snow. That made everything that much worse. Plus, everything was closed. I always feel so isolated and alone in winter in the Northwest. At least, here, I can go to the city for a day for a change of pace.

BTW, it has gotten up near 70 here the past few days. It is only suppose to be around 60 tomorrow. Oh, the horror!



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User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 30, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
Do You Like Winter?  

"Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream... of spring. Ciao." - Phil Connors

Winter is awesome...
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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 31, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Here in the south west of Western Australia we rarely see snow, and then it is only seen in a couple of locations. It's summer here and the temperatures are in the high thirties and the UV-index is extreme. Hot easterly winds can burn grasses in their path. The land looks tired and exhausted. The bush is quiet as birds and native animals seek whatever respite from the relentless sun that they can.

Reasons to like Winter:

No bush fires and rain replenishes the dams and reservoirs as ephemeral creeks and streams run once more. Farmers can hope that their crop grows to ripening stage and they get a good harvest before a drought sets in.

Good winter rains result in splashes of wildflowers stretching as far as the eye can see in the pastoral districts. New growth provides an abundance of food for insects, birds and marsupials, as well as grazing for livestock.

Yes, it can be grey and dreary with overcast skies, and waiting for a bus in the rain might not be a joy for those on their way to work. But water is life. Hatred of winter is mainly a city thing.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 32, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Here is a good place to live if you love winter. Norilsk, northern central Russia. Snow covers the ground for between 250 and 270 days per year! It's the northernmost city in the world over 100,000 population.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norilsk



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14129 posts, RR: 62
Reply 33, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Quoting warri1 (Reply 22):
Quoting HELyes (Reply 21):
I hate the winter darkness, not much day light up here in mid winter

I can understand that problem. I would not like that myself. I always appreciate the longer days here as the Winter progress's.

In mid winter, when i have nightshift, I often don´t see the daylight for weeks. When i get up late afternoon it is already dard. I drive to work in darkness, work in darkness or artificial light (often not more than a headlamp or a torch), drive home in darkness and go to bed while it is still dark. I hate it!
Nightshift in summer is nice. Not having to dress up like a Michelin tyre adverticement, starting wotk while it is still bright, a few hours of darkness, finishing work with the birds chirping and driving home in a glorious dawn. I love it!

Jan


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6327 posts, RR: 33
Reply 34, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Quoting warri1 (Reply 19):

I consider all the months with temperatures below 100F to be winter months. I love hot weather.



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User currently offlinen229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1970 posts, RR: 32
Reply 35, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Yes. I'm in the minority in that I am not bothered by dark, I really hate the sun overall, and I love gray days and rain. I like variety--a little sun here and there for fifteen minute chunks can be lovely, and in the winter the sun doesn't bother me. But if I had to pick between every day being gray and every day being sunny--it would definitely be gray.

So sort of the opposite of this:

Quoting pvjin (Reply 7):
I like winter when everything is covered in snow and skies are sunny and mostly clear, but then more warm winter time with raining water & clear dark ground is just depressing.

But mainly this:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 1):
I find the extreme heat of summer unbearable.

  

Quoting Aesma (Reply 10):
When you're hot there is nothing to do.

Yes. Thank God for Air Conditioning!!!!!! But I prefer not to be stuck inside the house for months in a pair of boxers clinging to the air conditioner. It's nice to actualy enjoy going outside...

Over about 70F/22C it quickly starts to get less and less pleasant to go outside...especially if the sun is out.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 4):
I hate snow. I really like rain and when the temperature is just above freezing level though.

I also prefer rain to snow. Snow is nice when it comes down, and it looks nice on the ground, but I'm not a fan of the slush and mud-crud afterward, and it is hard to bike in the snow. I am not a fan of heavy rain (except short exciting thunderstorms can be cool and a relief in summer). What is truly beautiful and invigorating is fog and bits of drizzle.

Quoting pvjin (Reply 7):
summer > spring > snowy winter > fall > warm watery winter.

For me: fall> spring> warm watery winter> snowy winter> ... .... [big gap]... ... summer

Autumn is the best of all. The winds, the fog, the leaves, the changes from day to day. Cannot beat October in New England. It is magical. Too bad I don't live there anymore.  crying 

[Edited 2013-02-03 10:05:28]


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User currently onlinehoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3051 posts, RR: 52
Reply 36, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
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i absolutely abhor winter.

I wish it was like May and June all the time.



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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 37, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

I have mixed feelings towards winter. I've always wanted to see a winter without snow, but I need it to go skiing and sledding, and so far I haven't been able to do much of the latter. I also want to go skating. I hate really cold weather, although I can tolerate it if it lets me do all of the above. This winter has been okay, I don't like the cold snaps, but at least if I want to go skiing I don't have to drive to New Hampshire. We need more snow, I want to have a sledding party, if only it would fall on a Thursday or Friday night!


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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 38, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Summer or winter: Which one would you choose:

This:



Or this:



My choice is clear. And I really appreciate the extra living space.

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 34):
I consider all the months with temperatures below 100F to be winter months.

Yes, everybody has his own definition of winter. Ibrahim Maiga, Slovakia's only black comedian who moved to Czechoslovakia from Mali, once said: You guys don't even have a summer. You only have two winters. The green winter is tolerable, but the white winter sucks really badly.


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2253 times:

Here in YVR, winter generally lives up to its nickname of Raincouver and to be honest I dont mind, Im used to it. We may get a couple of days of snow, but shorts weather year round here.

I work in an office all day, so it doesnt really affect me what it is doing outside. However, summer is a clear favorite as in winter its dark when I leave work and when I leave in the morning, so I cant stop by the airport on my way to or from work. I love long summer evenings, take my dinner to the viewing deck at YVR and snap classic 727's and Convair's on the freight runs which you never see move in winter as they move in darkness.

Also, this is such a beautiful city and so many nice parks and beaches to go, but you need good weather to enjoy it and lots of water really is different if the sky is blue instead of grey.

I do actually like snow, I love driving in it (would be nice if some of the Lambourghini & BMW drivers stayed off the road...) and you cant beat photography on a bright sunny day with snow on the ground.



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User currently offline76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 40, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

No, It kills the fishing in texas for about 3-4 month.


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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

I really like winter alot, I love the snow. The only thing I don't lie about winter is my hands get chapped because I am always washing them.


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 42, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):

Here in the south west of Western Australia we rarely see snow,

I never saw now the years we lived in PER, but I loved how the garden grew. The tree ferns doubled in size, then held on throughout the summer.

In TUL there is enough global warming for us to have a mild winter this year - most of the time. When it gets really cold I just stay in the central heating.


User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 1):
I love it. It´s my favorite season. I find the extreme heat of summer unbearable.

Of course you do   it's easy to love Mexican winter!


Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 4):
I don't mind winter, but I hate when the temperature gets below zero, and I hate snow. I really like rain and when the temperature is just above freezing level though.

I don't mind the rain as long as the temps are 65+ (18 C), we don't get much rain in SoCal anyway so it's always a welcomed change, plus it's much needed to fill the reservoirs for water supply.


Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
That Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow today is rather depressing.

You're kidding right?! The groundhog's climate prediction capabilities are rather irrelevant in the 21st. century.


Quoting NoUFO (Reply 9):
It is still my least favourite season, though.
Quoting Aesma (Reply 10):
Then there is the weather, I don't mind rain or snow but not seeing the sun for weeks at a time is really annoying. A good incentive to become an instrument rated pilot !
And finally the short days, I find that horrible and am terribly tired during winter because of that.

   Unless you live in or around the tropics, winter = more darkness, why would anyone prefer darkness over light?! Why would anyone like the "flu season"?!!  


Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 12):
Also - in cold you can add layers, whereas in heat there is only so much you can take off before society labels you indecent

There's no nude beach near you?!  
Quoting francoflier (Reply 13):
I'd say sleeping in bed under a thick blanket is nice, but it's completely written off by the absolute torture of having to get out of it in the morning.

   Especially when it's freezing cold or raining.



Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):
In Massachusetts, winter is my least favorite season.
In Southern California, winter is my favorite season.
Quoting flymia (Reply 15):
I'm in Miami so yes it is AWESOME

Southern California is the second best place to spend winter in the contiguous US next to Florida.


Quoting HELyes (Reply 21):
I hate the winter darkness, not much day light up here in mid winter.

And too much light in mid summer?! I would love to experience the midnight sun.


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
UV-index is extreme.

And folks still go to the beach @ 2 pm to work on that tan!!!


Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
No bush fires and rain replenishes the dams and reservoirs as ephemeral creeks and streams run once more. Farmers can hope that their crop grows to ripening stage and they get a good harvest before a drought sets in.
Good winter rains result in splashes of wildflowers stretching as far as the eye can see in the pastoral districts. New growth provides an abundance of food for insects, birds and marsupials, as well as grazing for livestock.
Yes, it can be grey and dreary with overcast skies, and waiting for a bus in the rain might not be a joy for those on their way to work. But water is life. Hatred of winter is mainly a city thing.

   Agreed, but winter is still my least favorite season!


Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 34):
I consider all the months with temperatures below 100F to be winter months. I love hot weather.

Same here, but for me it's 80 F, 100 is a little too high!


Quoting n229nw (Reply 35):
But if I had to pick between every day being gray and every day being sunny--it would definitely be gray.

Interesting, I wonder what's your idea of a winter escape holiday?!



Quoting n229nw (Reply 35):
Autumn is the best of all. The winds, the fog, the leaves, the changes from day to day. Cannot beat October in New England. It is magical. Too bad I don't live there anymore.

I'm not a fan of Autumn but I agree with you on this one, visiting New England in the fall is on my must-do list.


Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 37):
I have mixed feelings towards winter. I've always wanted to see a winter without snow,

I've always wanted to see a winter with snow, maybe we should switch places for one snowy winter week!


Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 38):
My choice is clear. And I really appreciate the extra living space.

+1 Although our winter is nothing compared to yours!


Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 41):
The only thing I don't lie about winter is my hands get chapped because I am always washing them.

Use hand sanitizer instead, my germaphobe ex co-worker loved the stuff.


User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 44, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 24):
There is no air conditioning available in France?

In Europe air conditioning is not as common as it is here in the USA. European homes are more set up for heating than cooling. That's why when you hear of these 100F heat waves in Europe so many people die. So all people can do in the heat is open their windows and hope for a cool breeze.

Air conditioning is available in most of Europe but it is far more expensive than it is here in the U.S.


User currently offlineSmittyone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 45, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I've lived in Northern Michigan and Wisconsin, and I miss the real winters up there - the beauty of the snow and the frozen Great Lakes. Mid-Atlantic winters (brown and rainy) just aren't the same, but the older I get the more I'm OK with the milder temps.

User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 44):
In Europe air conditioning is not as common as it is here in the USA. European homes are more set up for heating than cooling. That's why when you hear of these 100F heat waves in Europe so many people die. So all people can do in the heat is open their windows and hope for a cool breeze.

Air conditioning is available in most of Europe but it is far more expensive than it is here in the U.S.

   However, I think homes in Southern Europe need A/C just as much as they need heating.


User currently offlineklmd11l From New Zealand, joined Dec 2007, 123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 47, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Few years ago, due to my travel schedule between the US and NZ I got to experience a year and a half long summer.   


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2678 posts, RR: 5
Reply 48, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
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I love it. No, not necessarily the mild Perth winters, but the cold, wet, snowy winters that I experienced when I was on holidays in Vancouver and Whistler. I love it there so much that I've been there three times - twice in December, once in January/February.

Although even mild Perth winters are much better than the extremely hot summers here. I can't stand the heat, but I love the cold weather.



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User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 49, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I live near New York City. I love all four seasons, that's why I have never moved from this area. Each season has its own specialties. I could never live in a place like Florida where it's hot, hotter, and hotest.

But I do love winter, especially sitting by the fireplace.


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10804 posts, RR: 9
Reply 50, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Not really, though I hate heat as much as I dislike the cold. And I hate short days. My seasons are spring and autumn with moderate temperatures, especially the months April-June and Sept./October.

Sunny winter days with snow are nice, but too rare, this winter is even the darkest I can remember. Practically no sun since Christmas. Grey every day, frequent snowfall and frequent melting as its around zero all the time - suicide weather, truly awful.

That said, I wouldnt change for the Tropics/the South where there are hardly any seasons or the summer is too hot for too long.


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Reply 51, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 48):
I love it. No, not necessarily the mild Perth winters, but the cold, wet, snowy winters that I experienced when I was on holidays in Vancouver and Whistler. I love it there so much that I've been there three times - twice in December, once in January/February.

I'd think twice before visiting Canada, or any cold place for that matter in winter.

Quoting daviation (Reply 49):
I could never live in a place like Florida where it's hot, hotter, and hotest.

I would love to live in Hawaii, Florida might see a few cold days a year!

Quoting na (Reply 50):
Sunny winter days with snow are nice, but too rare, this winter is even the darkest I can remember. Practically no sun since Christmas. Grey every day, frequent snowfall and frequent melting as its around zero all the time - suicide weather, truly awful.

Terrible depressing weather, probably one of the reasons why Greenland has the world's highest suicide rate!

Quoting na (Reply 50):
That said, I wouldnt change for the Tropics/the South where there are hardly any seasons or the summer is too hot for too long.

That's what I call perfect weather.  


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 53, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1468 times:

I personally love winter. The atmosphere of looking out the window on a cold snowy night is just lovely. Though unfortunately it's not like we see a lot of that here in YVR...

Mostly, I love winter because I am a deicer, and winter means the chance to get up close and personal with the smorgasbord of traffic YVR has to offer! 
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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 43):
I've always wanted to see a winter with snow, maybe we should switch places for one snowy winter week!

I meant to say I'd like to see a snow-free winter here in Massachusetts, which is possible but unlikely. Some parts of the state have come close if not already, especially on Nantucket.



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 53):
I personally love winter. The atmosphere of looking out the window on a cold snowy night is just lovely. Though unfortunately it's not like we see a lot of that here in YVR...

Lovely, until you step out the door or open the window!   
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Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 53):
Mostly, I love winter because I am a deicer, and winter means the chance to get up close and personal with the smorgasbord of traffic YVR has to offer!

Now that's what I call a seasonal job.  Hope everything will work out for you and you get to fly the planes that you deice.


User currently offlinen229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1970 posts, RR: 32
Reply 56, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 43):
why would anyone prefer darkness over light?

I dunno. That's just the way my body is? I wonder why anyone would prefer milk chocolate over dark, but hey, people do...
And I do like bright sunny patches, when they last a few minutes...more than that though and it gets oppressive.

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 43):
Interesting, I wonder what's your idea of a winter escape holiday?!

No need for a winter escape holiday. Summer escape holidays to Scotland/Ireland/Iceland are the best however! I haven't made it to the southern hemisphere yet, but when I do, I should go in June/July/August...



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Quoting n229nw (Reply 56):
I haven't made it to the southern hemisphere yet, but when I do, I should go in June/July/August...

You should seriously consider the southern hemisphere during the northern summer, I'm sure you gonna love it as much as I disliked it!


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