Winter Wonderlands Gone By

last modified Feb 03, 2017 by Kathy Pinna
posted Jan 07, 2016 by Daniel Pinna
Everyone has their favorite time of year. Some love winter because of the holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, New Year's Eve . . . the list goes on). For some it's the cold, wet, snowy, and rainy weather. For others, it's the possible vacations and sports - skiing, ice skating, playing in the snow, and sledding. Whatever your reason, these old photos of people enjoying the winter will put a smile on your face if winter is your favorite! (Or remind you of why you don't like winter, if it's not.)

What is winter? In the Northern Hemisphere, meteorological winter is considered to be December, January, and February (when it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere - lucky people!). Other traditions mark winter as anytime from October through some time in March. But most of us count winter as defined by the weather around us - if it's cold, rainy, and snowy, it must be winter.

Shoveling snow - in a dress!

1940

They could be close together for the picture

But I think they're huddling because of the cold!

Oh yeah, motorcycle in the snow

Of course, he's in New Mexico - he probably ignored the white stuff on the ground.

1924 Winter Olympics skaters

So cute - and formal!

Bare legs and regular shoes

She's a hardy soul!

1945 Bremerton Washington

Snow is rare in Bremerton - gotta get out and play!

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