He "most loved a blizzard'

  An apple orchard in Hollis, N.H.

An apple orchard in Hollis, N.H.

“He loved winter more than the other seasons, loved a  tender snowfall, loved the savage north wind and the blinding light off a frozen lake, loved most a blizzard, which he faced head-on like a bison. He would not admit these things, however, because in his superstition he believed that by revealing desires about sacred subjects, such as weather and seasons, you would likely receive the opposite of what you wanted.’’

-- From The Dogs of March, by Ernest Hebert

From Mr. Hebert's Wikipedia entry: "He is best known for the Darby series, seven novels written between 1979 and 2014, about modern life in a fictional New Hampshire town as it transitions from relative rural poverty to being more upscale, almost suburban.