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Old 08-14-2016, 06:14 AM
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A few days ago before getting some rain, I've been experiencing the 'dog days' of summer. That made me realize that I'm ready for fall.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year, because there are festivities such as Thanksgiving, and Christmas to look forward to. The first snow fall is something that peeks my anticipation. I can also wear warm, comfy clothing, and sip hot beverages. I don't have to worry about drinking anything that is bound to give me brain freeze. :P

Come to think of it, summer seems to make the transformation to fall even more exiting. If there was just one season, things would be very boring. Contrast is good!

What is your favourite season, and why is that season your favorite? If you don't have a favourite one, do you enjoy the changes that come with them?

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Old 08-14-2016, 07:06 AM
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The transition between Summer and Fall is my favorite. Also, the transition between Winter and Spring is nice.

Here in Florida, We just bake from March till October, and the relief of Autumn is way more than just the temperature change. It breathes an entire new life into your spirit.
The heat and humidity here become heavy and oppressive. You step outside and start sweating. No exaggeration. When people up North complain about the heat, they don't understand just how much worse it gets. The temperatures are deceiving, it's the combination of humidity that really makes the heat feel dreadful.

I know this because last time I visited Colorado, it was 101, and I thought it was a lovely day, nothing hot about it. You could feel the heat from the sun on your skin, but you didn't sweat just from being there. And there was always a very light breeze . The heat didn't feel like it surrounded you and made it hard to breathe.
It's just a different kind of heat, you have to experience it to know.

Anyone else from Florida who could vouch for me. Actually I shouldn't have mentioned I was from Florida, I can imagine people rolling their eyes. I don't blame them, this state sucks.
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Hi NuNu,

I know exactly what you mean about Colorado. I've lived there for a while, and I think it's the lack of humidity that makes the heat feel different from anywhere else. I've never experienced Florida, but my brother has been there. He's told me how unbearable the heat was! However, on the plus side, he got to swim with manatees.

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("...give me autumn please..." smiled the goblin thinking about it now, and somehow it was ever harvest time too, being that reward and recompense for his efforts as it were, and where not then just the burning of the leaves to him then, a time to take stock, and where trees put color into their foliage to call to the insects to lay their eggs below their branches in a orgy of death and self sacrifice once more, concluding "...all said and done autumn is just a short moment between summer's harvest and winter's preparations, a time when autumn's unseen acrobats kind of whip up leaves as if to announce the arrival of the wanton winter king who'll no doubt then test those preparations to their full...")

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my favorite season in Hunting Season.
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my favorite season is rainy season.
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Originally Posted by elijahmacey View Post
my favorite season is rainy season.

In Florida the rainy season is sacred. For it is a cool relief to the dog days of summer. And because we spend so much time Scorched by the sun, any gray skies are welcome relief.

I have become so fond of them, I think I want to move to Washington state....
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Originally Posted by elijahmacey View Post
my favorite season is rainy season.
Yeah. Though I hate to go to work in the weather like this. But when I'm at home and read a good book while rain is pouring outside, I feel happy and free.
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Used to be winter when I was a child and didn't have to drive. Now that I drive, snow isn't my friend anymore. So now I'd say fall is my favorite.
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And my favourite season is spring. I just really like it when the trees start to bloom.
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Spring, Summer and Autumn.

HATE the winter.
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
Spring, Summer and Autumn.



HATE the winter.


Winter!

Our winter is probably close to your spring. Except for the rain. It doesn't rain much here.
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Winter!

Our winter is probably close to your spring. Except for the rain. It doesn't rain much here.
My objection is the darkness - the shortness of the days. Picking my son up from school at 3.00 pm in the pitch black with torrential sideways rain pouring down my coat collar.

I love the Summer. I love watering my garden at 4.00 am and listening to the birds... enjoying a ringside seat for the dawn with a cup of coffee....eating supper in the garden at ten o clock at night.....

England is stunning in the Summer....all three days of it.
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I think my favorite season is basil.
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I think my favorite season is basil.
Aaah basil....(sigh)...memories of a happier thyme.
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Originally Posted by Myers
I think my favorite season is basil.



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Aaah basil....(sigh)...memories of a happier thyme.
That's a couple Sage observations. Congratulations to you both.
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That's a couple Sage observations. Congratulations to you both.

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I like the late spring/early summer season. It just seems like more possibilities for me and my future for some reason.
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Any season but summer. Summer means buzzing insects and sweating in the sun. Ugh.
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Any season but summer. Summer means buzzing insects and sweating in the sun. Ugh.
Summer means waking at 3.45 am just to see the sun rise at 4.00 am and feeling like a lottery winner because I get to live another day, when thousands checked out whilst I slept. Summer means new potatoes drizzled with butter, pepper and tomatoes from the garden. Summer is when the hallway is permanently dusted with beach sand and small pairs of multicoloured shorts flutter jauntily on the clothes line like bunting. Summer is when the beauty of the moon is enough to root me to the back steps for so long and so still that the wildlife skips across my outstretched legs as if they were railway sleepers. Summer is when the nights are too hot and we lay out on a sun lounger whispering nonsense until my son falls asleep and I carry him to bed. Summer is when time runs slow. Summer is when every day, I grow younger. Summer is when memories are made and I soak in his childhood like a long, hot bath that I never want to climb out of.
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That's very lovely and poetic. But it's pretty hot here and very humid. We like going to the pool and the lake, where you can jump in and cool off. This afternoon we went to a nice spot on the river and rented kayaks -- it was pretty cool on the water.

I work at home, so it's a little more difficult to have the kids around all the time -- but I try to remind myself I need to enjoy that while I can and that I'll miss it some day.

Otherwise, you really don't want to be outside for very long. It's a mostly about going from one air-conditioned spot to the next in an air-conditioned car. I guess overall I prefer the spring and fall.
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I really like four distinct seasons. We had a mild 2016-2017 winter, but the two winters before that I was out during Primitive Weapons season and had temperatures at and below minus fifteen Fahrenheit, once I was out in minus twenty.

Breath becomes ice in a mustache, the snow becomes powdery and squeaky.

It makes you become very alive and very alert, and anything you get is well earned.
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I really like four distinct seasons.
Me too! I just wish spring and fall were a bit longer where I live.
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Any season I get to wear my sweaters and scarves. Also hot drinks are a must too!
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Well, allright, I know the Brits are World renowned for our obsession with discussing the weather...

We are mid my favourite season and this morning started as a roll out of bed and pull on shorts and a skimpy T shirt day. So I did. By lunchtime, the rain was pounding monsoon-fashion, before eventually delivering a rainbow and restoring the sky to Caribbean blue.

By early afternoon the sky had turned black in a biblical way and the car windscreen made cracking, splintering sounds as it was pelted with hailstones the size of sugar cubes. An hour later, we shed the waterproofs and revelled in more tanning time. We took a hillside ramble with the dog - long enough for my arms to deepen in colour from honey to a pleasing shade of antique pine.

As we arrived home, the wind whipped up a gale that sent garden chairs rolling like drunks across the lawn and the darkness and rain set in like a heavy depression that no amount of Prozac could shift.

The chill and damp of the evening sent us scrabbling for sweaters and the fire was stoked with logs until Christmas day ambience was achieved. Such is the British Summer then...every season in a day.
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I like winter the best, but spring isn't too bad if it's not scorching hot. It's actually a but cold where I'm at in the states during winter, nothing close to Maine or the UK, but a couple years ago it was 18 degrees.

I don't like it for the temperature, though. Everything simply dies. The trees lose all leaves, and all insects and snakes are nonexistent. You see a dead earth. It's such a stark contrast. From a nearly all-round year of animals to hardly nothing. it's hard to explain.

Also, @Grace Gabriel, do you prefer England or the UK when referring to your bit of the world?
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I like winter the best, but spring isn't too bad if it's not scorching hot. It's actually a but cold where I'm at in the states during winter, nothing close to Maine or the UK, but a couple years ago it was 18 degrees.

I don't like it for the temperature, though. Everything simply dies. The trees lose all leaves, and all insects and snakes are nonexistent. You see a dead earth. It's such a stark contrast. From a nearly all-round year of animals to hardly nothing. it's hard to explain.

Also, @Grace Gabriel, do you prefer England or the UK when referring to your bit of the world?
When I talk about my home, I prefer England. Patchwork- quilt hills, thatched cottages and winding lanes - it's just so damned English.
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I guess if you live in a place like Seattle, you get used to the rain and gray skies.

Third day in a row here, and it really is effecting my mood. The house seems very dark and quiet...
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I guess if you live in a place like Seattle, you get used to the rain and gray skies.

Third day in a row here, and it really is effecting my mood. The house seems very dark and quiet...
My moods are inextricably linked with the weather and lunar cycles - just can't change it.

Grey and chilly here - I feel lethargic and just want to curl up someplace warm.
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My moods are inextricably linked with the weather and lunar cycles - just can't change it.

Grey and chilly here - I feel lethargic and just want to curl up someplace warm.
I'm being a bit of a baby too. I'm not used to being alone.

We're not home schooling for the first time. My oldest started at school year before last -- my youngest just started.

And my wife is taking full advantage of her new-found freedom. The house sometimes seems oddly quiet -- and it's just worse on these gloomy days.

When the girls were small, my wife made a sign for my office door that says "Daddy's at work!" (It didn't seem to apply to my wife )

I looked at it the day my youngest started school -- and I got pretty choked up. Where the hell does the time go?

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