Change of Seasons

I used to think that I’d like to live somewhere that was sunny all of the time. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate the change of seasons.

Last Winter went on entirely too long. I could not wait for Spring. Time to get back outside and work in the yard. In comes Summer. Bring on the humidity! I love Summer. I enjoy getting out and swimming. I love sunshine. Time for friends and family to gather. But I’m over it. I’m ready for my favorite season of them all-Fall.

I’m ready for the colors to change. I’m ready for crisp air. Bring on the oranges and reds. Then there’s my favorite holiday, Halloween. I love everything about Fall. Well, almost everything. My one complaint is that it never lasts long enough for me.

In my perfect world, this is how the seasons would play out:

Winter-2 months tops. Get cold enough to kill some of those pesky bugs and give us a white Christmas. No ice storms!

Spring-3 months. Perfect! Give us those Spring showers intermittently and stay cool enough to tolerate yard work.

Picture by Laura Venturini, Daytona FL

Summer-3months. Time enough to enjoy outdoors. To have cookouts and get away for vacation. That’s enough humidity though!

Fall-4 months. Fall has its overcast days, true. But it also has its sunny ones. The colors are vibrant….put that on pause please! The air gets crisp but it’s not cold. Apple cider, bonfires, roasting marshmallows. Perfection!

In a perfect world! One can dream.

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