October 20th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 42
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The Positives
Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
This year’s first snowfall was much more pleasant than lasts.

Instead of the over a foot we received on September 29th we got a few cm’s that whitened our world over the weekend.

I find I have a love hate relationship with the season we call winter.

Snow and colder temperatures mean that ponds start to freeze and once that happens it’s pond hockey season.

Over the years I’ve spent many hours out on ponds playing hockey with friends and family and there’s not much that beats those hours outside.
Snow also means the chance to cozy up inside by a crackling fire while sipping hot chocolate.
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It’s such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening as you look out the window and see the flakes fall.

I also enjoy seeing my nieces and nephews enjoying the snow.

Whether it’s sledding with them or just seeing them jump around in it, it’s always fun seeing them enjoy the snow.

I’ll also get to see my two twin nephews experience snow for the first time, which I’m sure will be entertaining.

Possibly the best part of winter, especially in a place like the Crowsnest Pass is having a dusting of snow overnight and waking up to bright sunny skies the next morning.

Everything is still white and seeing the snow covered mountaintops really is beautiful.

Of course, the first snowfall also signals that Christmas is coming soon and as this issue comes out we are officially only 65 days away!

Snow isn’t always a positive though.
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Icy roads and bitter cold temperatures aren’t always fun, especially when your vehicle doesn’t start the next morning.

There are definitely times I wish snow and winter would end.

Brushing off your vehicle gets really old really fast shoveling driveways and sidewalks is basically a pain right from the start.

While those negatives can feel really negative at times, I try and focus on the positives of time spent with family and friends, enjoying the beauty of a fresh snowfall or sitting by the fire sipping a hot chocolate.

Now let’s just hope for some reasonable amounts of snowfall this winter and choose to enjoy the positives this season can bring.
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