I always seem surprised when these favourite things posts pop up. Not sure why. It’s the first Wednesday of every month and yet…yeah. I never seem to see it coming. I know what you’re thinking, but—remembering is hard. Don’t judge. Just enable.
Anyway, this month it’s favourite seasons. Now, I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be my overall favourite season. Stuff I like about different ones or the one I like most. And do things like duck season/rabbit season, skiing season, hockey season, ’tis the season to be merry—do they count?
Okay, well, let’s just start and see what happens.
In terms of traditional seasons, my all-time favourite is fall. I like the warm days but with a hint of crisp air. The leaves in every shade of red, orange and yellow. I like the cool nights that call for your favourite sweater. The days are still long enough you can do something in the evening, and for those rainy days, there’s new shows on the tele. There’s just one downside to fall. School.
So, once my kids are down with school, there won’t be a reason to not enjoy autumn. But school is why currently summer is the best. Yup, it’s all because I don’t have to nag kids to get out of bed, worry about homework or care who goes to bed when. Hell, who sleeps over for that matter. It’s just free time. Now, I’m lucky—out here on the west coast, we don’t get extremely hot summers. Usually mid twenties during the day and cooler at night, quite often low teens. No roasting or freezing. But that is a downside to summer. Here is how I see summer—Phineas and Ferb captured it perfectly.
I am not a heat worshiper. I don’t like it over twenty and I don’t like humidity. I grew up out east, so yeah, I’ve had my share. But summer means it’s light out until eleven. You get to go barefoot and I can run in a tank and shorts. There’s something very freeing about that. Warm summer breezes and you actually don’t mind when it rains.
Winter—I’m not a lover of winter. Yes, it’s pretty. The first snowfall. Pristine white covering the trees. All very photo-worthy. But I don’t like the cold and I don’t like the short days. I do like to ski, but—there hasn’t been a lot of good ski seasons out here lately. Now, out here, we don’t get much snow, but we get rain. Lots of rain and wind and it’s grey…all the time. So not a lot of positives here for winter. And no, Christmas isn’t even really a positive for me anymore. I’m currently disillusioned by the commercialism of it. Perhaps at some future point I’ll love it again, but right now—not feeling it.
Spring. Yes, the smell of flowers and everything turning green is cool. The days starting to get longer is a plus. But I don’t love it as much as summer and fall.
As for other seasons—I enjoy hockey season, but it grows weary on me. I love watching my boys play and officiate, but I’m always done long before they are, lol. Now I do love “new series starting” season. My daughter and I love watching Castle. We also watch Canada’s Worst Driver, Walking Dead and The Flash. It’s fun seeing new episodes of the shows you love, so yeah, there’s that.
I think that’s it for me. I’m sure the other ladies have some brilliant insights. Check them out.