As a student-turned-staff-member, I'm in my 6th "real" winter (I grew up in Phoenix). There were years where I didn't go outside if I didn't need to, and years like this where I find myself longing for those arctic temperatures and piles of snow. Even after shoveling (without a snow blower) the 4th snowiest winter in recorded MN history, I still love it.
Because there is a camaraderie that comes with the cold, and a true sense of peaceful wonder that accompanies a quiet snow-covered scene.
Also, it's great weather for hot chocolate! Come visit, sit a spell, and share some with us*!
*the snow pictured here fell on December 11th, and is now mostly melted...