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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  1. Sherry Lewis - September 22, 2017 @ 8:39 am

    I think I’d have to list my favorites in exactly the same order. Enjoyed your post!

  2. Ed Hoornaert - September 22, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

    Another person who isn’t crazy about the heat! Creatures like us do exist!

    • Valerie Ullmer - September 22, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

      I know, but it’s like those who don’t enjoy coffee. I find that weird. To each their own, I say!

  3. Robin Michaela - September 22, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    I used to live in Colorado and loved that we got snow that usually melted within a day or two so winter wasn’t so unbearable. My favorite was spring snow – those huge, thick clumps of snow always made me feel like I was walking inside a snow globe. Enjoy your autumn!

  4. Helen Henderson - September 22, 2017 @ 8:04 pm

    gingerbread and cinnamon. I’m there.

  5. Trevann - September 22, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

    I used to hate thunderstorms. I’ve grown to love them. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Meka James - September 23, 2017 @ 8:38 am

    I always imagined lots of snow in Colorado for some reason. Maybe that’s what’s seen on TV or something.

    Interesting trend of us liking the idea of snow. Seeing it, watching it, but not actively out in it.

    • Valerie Ullmer - September 23, 2017 @ 9:37 am

      It’s different in mountains, about an hour west of Denver, but Denver and Eastern Colorad don’t get that much.

  7. Raine Balkera - September 23, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    Very insightful post, Valerie, and thanks for sharing. It must be nice to have snow that doesn’t get too high or stick around very long.

  8. Alina K. Field - September 24, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

    Great post! I also like when the weather cools off in the autumn so I can take my dog on a longer walk.

  9. Kenzie Michaels - September 25, 2017 @ 8:04 am

    I loved it when we went to Bear Lake one June and was able to have a (small!) snowball fight!

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