I just love snow! Last week it snowed several inches and I had so much fun. First I went sledding on a few hills and then I built an igloo. To build an igloo, you have to take a shovel and pile the snow as high as you can. Next you stick the handle of the shovel through the pile of snow. You dig a tunnel through the snow very carefully, you don’t want it to collapse. You mostly thin down the sides and the top. You have to be very careful of the edges. If too much falls off your igloo may look like an flat arch! You want your igloo to have corners like a building. Digging requires that you go inside the igloo and dig without knocking down the front or back. Anyway I had some help from neighbors and we finally accomplished this! We were all able to go inside (not at the same time). Then I put some dog treats inside and video taped my dog going through it.
Of all the seasons in the midwest, I have to say that autumn is hands down my favorite one. The weather has cooled down from the hot weather of summer, but hasn’t hasn’t become the unbearable cold of winter. Everything is crisp and there’s a riot of color everywhere. One of my favorite activities in autumn is to go for long walks around my neighborhood, in the parks, and hiking out on the trails. The changing leaves make for a beautiful landscape and the weather lends itself well to wearing hoodies and drinking hot beverages.
My favorite park to walk in is Tower Grove (mostly because it’s so close to my house), but there are tons of parks in the city from which to choose. Forest Park is probably the best known one, and Lafayette Square park is small but so full of color it’s worth going to. I’m also a huge fan of Castlewood Park in the county for some excellent hiking, the trail is good and there are look out points on the top of a giant hill where you can see for miles. Laumeier Sculpture park offers a beautiful landscape and some really cool sculptures all throughout the grounds.
There are so many more awesome places to visit in the city and out in the county, I recommend taking some time to explore the area and enjoy the autumn colors!
I have to admit I’m ready for some warm weather already!! As much as I love sweaters, hot tea and a warm blanket while watching Grey’s Anatomy… after all the freezing temperatures lately, I’ve had enough for one winter!
My favorite things to do when the weather is warm is go to an outdoor concert, walk in the park, and go shopping with friends. I love the energy you get from beautiful weather! When it’s cold, all I wanna do is stay indoors and stay warm… but during summer I’m always finding ways to move more and to get outdoors. I also love spring fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apricots, and papaya. Yum!!
This being my last semester at Fontbonne, what I wanted most this spring 2015 was some winter weather. A fairly mild winter had left me missing last year’s snow storm. With snow in the forecast, I kept my fingers crossed all of Sunday. Working full time in retail eats up all of my weekends, so the idea of a day of an actual day off was an impossible dream. With the help of a little snow, I thought I could actually turn that dream into reality.
Driving home late Sunday night, a dust of snow had begun to fall. I made it back to Fontbonne just in time, for the snow picked up on my way back home. Yes, I call Fontbonne my home.
I absolutely love Fontbonne and St. Louis, in the winter. Campus covered in snow creates an ideal picture in my mind. I was in hibernation for the entirety of that Monday, but I do have this photo to share from the surrounding area of FBU.