A bridge over a beautiful waterfall

A bridge over a beautiful waterfall
Nature brings magic

Friday, April 22, 2011

S is for Spring

Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  It's neither too hot or too cold.  Everything starts blooming.  You have all the little baby animals running around.  It's a beautiful season.

I'm not too fond of summer here.  I don't like temperatures much above the mid 70's and we can see temperatures in the 100s here in the summer.  It's also usually fairly dry.  Very few summer storms that actually have rain.  We have a lot of dry lightning, which has led to some pretty devastating fires.

Fall is my other favorite season.  Again, the temperatures are moderate.  All of the deciduous trees are changing colors.  Frost decorates everything.  Harvests are being brought in.

Winter...winter sucks as far as I'm concerned.  I don't like the extreme cold either.  Snow is pretty.  But not in my front yard.  I like looking at it on mountains.  And realistically it does us more good in the mountains since that's where the bulk of the water for our river comes from.

But spring...spring is my main favorite.  I love getting out into the garden (when I have one) and digging and prepping the ground.  I love planting.  I love seeing flowers bloom and other plants start growing.  I enjoy watching the lambs as they bounce around in the pastures with their parents.  I even like seeing the calves and foals, although the smells from the horse and cow pastures are kind of gross.

I like the rain too.  Our springs don't tend to be too rainy but when it does rain I love it.  Spring is just full of a lot of my favorite things.  That's why it's my favorite time of year.

Now if only spring would start here...


  1. It's a good job you don't live where I do - we have 40C temperatures every day! No signs of Spring, just one constant summer :)

    Duncan In Kuantan

  2. Sweltering summers are absolutely the bane of existence. Spring and Fall are much better for that very temperature reason alone. And sitting here in California, the closest the winter snow ever comes is the mountains.

  3. I love the Spring and Fall best too. Spring should flow into early Summer then right into Fall. Winter should last only long enough to give us snow for Christmas and on Boxing Day it should become Spring again. I don't mind the snow or the cold of Winter, but I do mind all the grey, gloomy days.