Right now is the time when kids are heading back to school or getting ready to do so. Summer is coming to an end, school supplies are being purchased and days at the beach live on only as memories in Facebook photo albums.
And you know what? Good bloody riddance. I don’t like summer. I used to like summer because it meant a break from school, but eventually my dislike of this particular season overpowered my dislike for homework and horrible teachers. I haven’t been a fan of summer for quite some time, and I don’t see that changing unless they find a way to make air conditioners run for free.
I get along well with the other three seasons. Winter is a bit dull, but since I’m in Southern California, that’s to be expected. It also means that when we get our one short snowfall per decade, everyone goes nuts and acts like it’s the best thing ever (which it pretty much is). Autumn has nice weather and looks amazing, and spring not only looks nice but comes with a bunch of awesome smells as well. Since my backyard has about three dozen fruit trees in it, the smell of blossoms can’t be beat.
But summer? Yuck. It’s hot. Way too hot. Far over a hundred degrees for weeks in a row, throwing in some humidity for fun on occasion, sun burning every human being to a crisp (except you lucky folk who don’t burn), and did I mention the heat? It’s not fun at all. I burn quite easily, and I always plan for getting far less sleep during the summer just because it’s that ridiculously hot. And it’s not fair.
If I had to choose, my favorite season would be spring. It’s warm without being too hot, and Mother Nature has decided to put on her best outfit. Everything is nice in spring. My second would have to be autumn. It’s nice and chilly and everything still looks nice. There’s some occasional wet weather, and I like taking walks or going to hang out with people much more. Winter comes last, but it’s still very nice. That’s the season where I get to turn on the heater and smell that haven’t-used-the-heater-in-months smell. Everything looks kind of dead, and we don’t really get snow, so those are the downsides. But I do love me some winter weather. I sleep so very well then.
Of course, what season you prefer the most probably depends on where you live. Whereas my winters are boring and without snow, some people get picture-perfect snowfall, and still others get about thirty feet of snow and can’t do anything and hate everything about life. Some people get rained in and see the sun about as often as we see snow. And still, somehow, I think I would take all of that over this damn heat. It’s to the point where I start celebrating if my room gets under 86 degrees by 4am.
Tell me about your favorite season! And if you’re one of those people that don’t really burn at all ever, let me bask in your awesome and be envious of you.