I’m in the Autumn camp for favorite season. I love the brilliant colors, the need to check the weather everyday, and the ability to wear sweaters with sandals or tank tops with boots. I also love the visual reminder of natural life cycles. Watching the trees turn brilliant colors before shedding their leaves doesn’t bring images of death but of beauty.
We’re in a season of change as a family – nothing major (although we did end up buying that house in the suburbs!) but just changes and reflections on life and death. I’m glad this personal season has happened in the midst of autumn. I need the reminder everyday that there is beauty in change and, in order to achieve that beauty, leaves fall off and trees become bare.
I also love the reminder of bare branches that winter is not just a cold, dark season. It’s one filled with snow and hot chocolate. It’s when we get out a lot to snowshoe and build snowmen. As I think about winter approaching, I think about the coziness of fires and family and the hope of spring.
What’s your favorite season? Do you live in a place with fall colors?
Linked with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday, a time to write without editing.