4/16/14: Winter’s Return


  Winter’s Return. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

As I open the back door I’m greeted with a pleasant surprise. The night before my mother had commented that she thought it was snowing, but neither one of us thought it would stick. My old buddy winter decided to fight though, leaving southern Connecticut gradually, instead of in a rush.


 Winter’s Return. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

Snow sits on the back steps without being too bothersome. There isn’t enough to get out the shovels, it’s just a dusting. This is eye candy to me. Spring has some good qualities, but when my Dad and I found two spiders in the house yesterday, I longed for the cold months. Bugs are kept at bay then. I was never good at killing them, or catching them with a cup and setting them free.


 Winter’s Return. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

Wooden objects are not the only places where winter has dropped their suitcase. The woods have made way for winters surprise visit. Making room was a little tough, but we all know winter’s visit will be brief. As April changes to May spring starts to demand a vacant room.


 Winter’s Return. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

The pond must be better friends with spring than winter, because they have refused to freeze up again. The ice has melted and it’s not welcome back until November at the earliest. The pond and I have agreed to disagree. I love having my buddy winter back, even if it’s only for a day. The cold actually perks me up, and snow puts a smile on my face. Its graceful placement on the ground warms my heart more than spring can warm my body. Thank you winter for paying the east coast a visit. To me this is a gift.

-Katelyn Avery

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About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her passion will take her.
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