Saturday, June 06, 2009

a wonderful Spring

This has been the most enjoyable Spring for me yet, I was telling Deb recently. Maybe it's simply appreciating more and more God's creation. It is partly the weather, as we didn't just jump into Summer from Winter, as it seems like we've done before (to the harm of Michigan fruit crops, by the way). I love to see life springing forth again, from the trees, plants, hearing the birds singing, green everywhere.

They say it may be a milder Summer, and I won't argue against that. Deb does like the heat, at least well into the 80's, if not much more than that. Summer is her favorite time of the year, and I can understand that, since I've seen her shiver even in the Summer (over cold, cold homemade ice cream, to be fair). It is a good time to enjoy the outdoors, and go camping and/or hiking. Autumn with the relief from the hottest part of Summer, the beautiful change in colors of the leaves, and the festivals that go traditionally with harvest time, is a not distant second for me, to Spring.

I like Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter, in that order. I like them all, but we "Michiganders" can be prone to complaining about the long Winters here. Winter is beautiful, and I am thankful, given all the lake effect (from Lake Michigan) cloudy days we have in the Winter, particularly through the first half of it, that we do have snow, which for the issues it brings does brighten the atmosphere considerably. And snow has a beauty all its own, especially right after it has fallen. We've had close to record amounts of snowfall over the past two winters. In spite of the difficulties of Winter, I'd miss it, if we lived in a warmer climate.

What is your favorite season, and why? Maybe what is your least favorite, or the order you would rate them?

5 comments:

nAncY said...

when i was a kid, of course summer was my favorite, no school!
now though, in southern illinois, fall would be the favorite. here in oregon, it would have to be summer, because of the long days, less rain, and the it usually does not get all that hot here. if i lived in hawaii, i think i would like all of the seasons :-)
i just like light, long days, and a temp. around 76 degrees....and here i live in a place that is grey and wet most of the time. go figure.

Ted M. Gossard said...

nAncY,
You make a good point. It all depends on where you live, and the climate there.

I guess I would want to steer away from extremes, and Hawaii does sound like a happy medium to me, as well! :)

I'd still miss the cold and the snow, though I'd probably get over it.

nAncY said...

i guess one could always, live in hawaii, and visit the snow...shovel a drive way for somebody, and then go back home to hawaii and take walk on the beach.

Ted M. Gossard said...

nAncY,
That sounds quite good to me!

Ted M. Gossard said...

....although I am a four seasons kind of guy, I guess.