Normally we are the Granite City, for obvious reason if you've ever been here or seen photos. But this winter, I've thought of us largely as the Ermine City. I got this from a poem I remember having to learn in elementary school--second grade, it seems to me. I cannot for the life of me remember the poem or who it was by, but I remember that even though I didn't understand most of it, I thought it was beautiful. One of the lines was something about fenceposts (or some other thing) dressed in ermine. That's always stuck with me.
And because I haven't gotten around to it yet, here are the last of my snowy winter photos. There was one Friday when it just started coming down, rather unexpectedly. I had to be heading into town to meet a friend to go see a film anyway, so I just went a little early to take advantage of the city centre in snow. I had only been to uni and the Bridge of Don the other times it snowed. I'm so glad I did!
The snow started melting again pretty quickly, and big globs of it were dropping off the trees and soaking me. But it was so gorgeous, and I was so lucky to get the chance to take these!
We had such great snow this winter. I don't even mind the cold when there is no wind and rain. It was gorgeous, and I am thankful for it. Really. I'm not just saying that because it seems to be past now. I really honestly did like it. And I hope every winter is so gloriously snowy.