Winding down winter in Australia, I miss snow. I like snow. It's pretty. I like the way it muffles sound. I LOVE waking up to a fresh blanket of snow of a cold, crispy morning and being the first to make prints in the snow. I like looking at the prints of other animals in the snow to see who visited while I was away.
That said, I will miss the frugality of the Australia winter. No winter snow boots. No heavy winter coat. No hat, scarf, and mittens. I wore my capri pants all winter. With sandels. Oh yes, some of the mornings were cold and I borrowed mid-calf socks from my husband, but those days were few and far between. Most days I wore a tshirt with a flannel shirt over it. Or a singlet (tank top) under a blouse. No jacket. Yes, winter in Australia is much more frugal than winter in the midwest of the US.