posted by zanhar1
Summer will always be my favorite season for many reasons. To me it's always been the most free and I have a lot of fond memories from wonderful summer days and relaxing summer nights. Summer is the season when I got to go out of starts, it's the season where I went to two huge music festivals, and it's the season where I'll be going to my Once Upon a Time convention. Summers are the days where I get to enjoy simple pleasures like going to visit my grandmother in the woods, sitting on the swing and reading my book and/or listening to music as I watch the sun go down and the air get cooler.
Which is another reason why I love summer. I adore the weather. I've always been more for steam weather and bright sunshine. I fare much better in the heat than I do in the cold. To be honest I actually really love the feeling of the sun on my skin.
When I think of sunshine I think of beauty. For me it's the third most beautiful season. I'm always a sucker for watching sun glisten over water like tiny diamonds. How the water reflects all of the greenery. I love just listening to the rustle of super green leaves in the soft breeze as rays of light filter through the trees. To hear life all around; birds and squirrels and deer. Summer storms are the best. I've grown fond of watching jagged strips of lightning rip across the sky before the rain starts pounding, sometimes creating a light fog across fields of tall grass. There's a certain thrill that comes with taking in the beauty of a summer storm in a front row seat. And then come the sunsets I swear summer has the best sunsets they're always so vibrant. Espically when clouds are sewn in there. These sunsets provide a gateway into the most enchanting starlit skies. For me summer always has the best astronomy; between huge bright moons like coins of silver and star showers like the tears of angels. Summer just hold so much majesty.
Summer night noise is another thing I appricate. There are just some sounds that are unique to the season. Such as the chirp of crickets or the buzz of cicadas mixed in with frog croaks and coyote calls. And flashing all night long are swarms of fireflies; I still enjoy stopping to catch one of two every now and again. There's just something so magical about fireflies dancing outside of your window and under willows and between blades of grass.
Among the things that fly I also love summer because that's when the bats come out. Bats are my favorite animals so naturally I'm always happy to see them come back.
For me summer also presents new opportunities to do and try new things. I think that, that comes with the free time. I can't count how many new things I've tried in the summer. One of those things was waveboarding.
Speaking of such perhaps my favorite thing about summer is being able to swim again. I've loved the pool and the beach ever since I can remember and probably before then too. Pools always open in the summer so I can be at my happy place, in the water.
Finally summer parties always have me excited. I love summer in the country because there's always so much to do, it's always so lively. So many barbecues and bonfires. And the 4th of July with all of its fireworks and dazzling sparklers.
Summer just has a special place in my heart.
Not gonna lie I'm totally a spring baby. I was born in the spring and, like summer, I adore it for a vast many reasons. One of the biggest as that spring is when it finally starts to warm up and I'm finally free of my coat. With the warm weather comes a sort of feeling. It's a bit hard to describe but I'd call it light hearted and magical. Spring always brings to me a sense of being in another time, a time where nature was everywhere and fiddles were a big thing. Spring is when I can finally go outside and enjoy myself. Like the weather is just perfect; not too hot and not too cold.
And I really love nature so spring is a favorite time of year for me. Everything is just coming to life. I like being able to blow at dandelion seeds and listen to the beating of spring showers as more plants blossom to life. Everything is just so vibrant and colorful.
All of the wild life is coming back and I get to listen to many bird calls; it isn't dead silent anymore. For me springtime is such a peaceful time. And I can be more in tune with nature like the low key hipster I am.
Winter and I have a love hate relationship. Mostly because I hate the cold and managing my car in the winter is a bitch. But winter is such a beautiful season, at least when it snows it is. Everything is so glittery white, sparkling and crystalline. When I don't have to drive in it snow is wonderful. And watching icicles adorn the world, kissing everything with shimmery frost.
Not to mention, the snow is really fun when you have time to enjoy it. Building snow forts, having snowball fights, snow angels, sledding, and ice skating. It's always a great time.
After getting a chance to enjoy the snow I always love getting warm again. Winters are just so cozy; you can snuggle up by the fire with your slippers or fuzzy socks on with a glass of hot coco and a book.
And of course there are the winter festivities. Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Because of it and new years I get that same sense of nostalgia that summer brings. Making Christmas cookies and having family fun on New Year's eve.
Last but not least is autumn. I have to admit that the season of autumn is usually bad luck for me. But yet can still appreciate it's warmly colored beauty. I like watching the leaves change and dance to the ground and listening to the howling wind against my window pane. To me there is something darkly lovely about the dull misty cloud-hazed mornings. The mornings that whisper, "winter is on the way." Basically autumn is poetically beautiful.
Autumn is another season I like to spend in the country. The harvest moon is always lovely to look at. And going to the apple orchard for some cider is always great. Likewise is going to see the bonfires and burning leaves. I just have a thing for the dazzling hot of a fire; watching coughs of sparks spray up to the chilly night sky.
But my absolute favorite thing about autumn is celebrating Halloween. I have such a thing for bats and every Halloween they become a popular symbol again. I have very fond Halloween memories that come with autumn.
In other words, every season is magical to me and holds a special place in my heart. Of all of the things mother nature holds, the changing of the seasons has got to be the thing I appreciate the most.