Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Favorite Season

I visited the Saturated Canary blog this evening. She is part of a Smashing Sisters Blog Hop (so if you like Smashing, you should totally join) and for her giveaway she asked a question:

What is your favorite season and why?

I responded and it got me thinking that it's actually a really good question. So, I thought I'd blog about my answer a bit. This is obviously a little more detailed, but in the same tone.

I use to think my favorite season was Spring. I take immense pleasure in seeing all the new life, hearing the birds come out again after winter, seeing the blossoming trees, and smelling the sweet smell of rain on a pretty day. It never ceases to amaze me when it rains while the sun is shining or when I see a mother animal with her young. Spring, for me, is full of smiles and wonder. I also rather enjoy the cooler temperatures without all that snow!

I also use to favor Fall with the red and gold changing leaves and the crispness of the air. Halloween has always been a favorite because the children (and adults too) get to allow their imaginations run wild as they choose their costumes for Halloween. I like taking walks and hearing the leaves crunch under my feet. I enjoy taking photos of the sun shining down on a tree full of golden leaves. This season, too, offers cooler temperatures without the hassles of snow shoveling or navigating slick roads.

I've wondered often this summer if Winter might not be my favorite season. I am, by nature, a very hot person and I long to wear my hair down and feel the brisk ice on my cheeks. I love the silence during and right after a snow fall and the cleanliness of the air. I've always enjoyed the lights at Christmas and the spirit of giving and family that come with the season.

However, as Summer comes to a close, it beckons as well because of the longer days and the cricket-song filled nights. My boys are home and I don't have to share their time with school or homework. We can laugh, play, sing, and dance until long after the sun has gone down for the night and it is okay because there are no early mornings. As school quickly approaches for them, I realize how much I will miss those lazy days of summer, no matter how hot they sometimes were.

In essence, I've found that there is something to appreciate about each season. Still, I think I'm fond of Spring and Fall the most because they allow me the most comfortable time outside! So, what is your favorite season and why?

The photo above is one of many I've saved from the shares that happen on Facebook. 


saturated canary said...

Hello Shaunna,

a lovely read...there is definitely something about each season to look forward to. summer is my favorite...but as fall approaches, i do always look forward to the layers, scarves, the crisp air...winter-- well, i honestly could do without that one:P. the newness, too! you can smell spring in the air!

thank you, too, for your super touching comment last week. it meant the world to know someone would trust me watching their kids...i know how much that takes- bc i am kind insane about who watches mine:). lol, they are my greatest treasure. thank you for sharing your heart. it really was very kind and generous to share a bit about yourself. i thank you for that. you encouraged my heart greatly!

have a blessed weekend!

Jessa Belle said...

I think each season holds it's own treasures! Spring has to be at the top of my list as well but I have to agree that the long summer days and nights will be missed once they've passed! Beautifully written!

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