September 22, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
My Favorite Parts of Each Season – #MFRWauthor
For the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog hop, this week, week 38, my favorite parts of each season.
We’ll start with my favorite season. This is when the leaves on the trees turn from bright green to reds, oranges, yellows and everything in between. The air is cooler and I can take long walks with my dog, Maddie and not worry about the sun warming the day too much. This is when the seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and peppermint come about and sometimes you can smell the warmth of cinnamon in the air. And it’s the start of the season where I can cuddle up with my husband on the couch and enjoy the shorter days and the cooler nights.
Spring is my second favorite. The leaves on the trees are blooming and the roses have started growing. The days are a little longer, but they are still cool and inviting. And every year, I am in awe of the renew growth. Grass becomes bright green, the smells become brighter and fragrant, and more and more people are out walking around because the winter chill has passed. It’s a welcome warmth from winter.
I love the first snow of the season. I live in Colorado, so when it snows, it doesn’t stick around too long. To me, there is something calming about watching the snow fall. It dampens the chaotic sounds around you and people tend to slow down because you can’t move fast with several inches of snow on the ground. You layer up and put on your snow boots and when you take a walk, there is a peace in the air that is missing in any other time of the year. Sometimes it does get viciously cold, but luckily that phenomenon is few and far between.
And now to my least favorite season. And the reason for this is mainly because of the heat. Heat and I don’t get along, at all. But there are special parts of summer that I do love. The smell when the sun has gone down and an afternoon thunderstorm has rumbled through. There is something magical about that time of night. And early mornings. In the summer, I wake up about 4:45 AM and take Maddie for a walk. It’s quiet, the sun has started to rise but there’s no heat, just quiet. The roses bloom and smell wonderful, there is always the scent of fresh cut grass around the neighborhood, and there’s no one out so the quiet is beautiful. And the best part, afternoon thunderstorms. Not so much this year, but in normal years, the electricity that sparks as a storm approaches and the coolness it leaves in it’s wake is, well, wonderful.
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