I am not what you would call an ardent lover of the season of Winter, but I have tried lately to see more of the beauty of this time of year, especially in Nature.
Despite the bare landscape, there are still flowers to be seen as well as cozy indoor activities to enjoy.
Here is a collection of winter photos that I hope will inspire you and give you ideas for fun activities that you can only do during the cold days of Winter.
Please don't think I have forgotten any of my friends in the southern hemisphere, or those lucky ones living in warm climates like Florida. For now, you will have to just look on and pity (or envy) those of us stuck in the chilly weather!
📷 Ali Karimiboroujeni
Mmmm I just love this midi skirt! The wool, the plaid, the length - gorgeous! I'll have to figure out how to make one of my own. It looks like possibly a wrap skirt or maybe just some simple gathering - should not be too hard to whip up. You can often find vintage versions of this style in thrift stores in the winter months as well, and since they are vintage, they're usually 100% wool and very high quality.
The orange sweater is such a great pop of color and I like the drapey style - it looks so cozy!
📷 Ross Sneddon
Simple pleasures and winter beauty can still be found in the woods, when I walk each day with my dog, Violet.
Like this this delicate feather I found...
It always feels good to get back inside after my walks and try to warm up, I usually have a hot cup of coffee (or tea). My absolute favorite tea in the world is Harney & Sons tea, their teabags are so incredibly flavorful compared to standard tea that you usually get. I'm not an affiliate or anything, I just love their tea. My favorite flavors are peppermint, London Fog and cinnamon spice. They have some great sets that would be a lovely present for a tea lover.
📷 Daiga Ellaby
Winter has been a great time to practice my baking. I've recently been making more pies, including this apple pie by Martha Stewart (I used her lattice pie crust from the blueberry pie recipe), as well as a chocolate pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.
📷 Annie Spratt
📷 Xuan Nguyen
Winter may not be the most cheerful time of year (besides the holidays!) but there are still a lot of fun things to do when it's cold outside. I hope this gave you a few ideas if you are more of a summer person, like me.
📷 Annie Spratt
My next post will be my Part 2 on the designing of my winter collection of wool maxi skirts, so stay tuned! If you like my content, don't forget to sign up in the form to the right, to receive notice when a new blog post comes out.