Summer means enjoying the sunshine, taking advantage of good weather, sunshine and such. Autumn means crunching in the leaves while a crisp breeze comes up to make your cheeks pink. Spring means mud, buds and damp weather. Notice I skipped past winter?
I like to skip past winter. I’m just not a winter sort of person. Sure the first little bit of snow can look nice, but after that? It’s just cold, doom and gloom and not much else. I know some people find ice skating or snowshoeing as fun activities. Then there is the thrill of downhill skiing and snow boarding. And I guess there may be fun in building snow people, forts and such. But I struggle to get behind these things. Because cold and I are not friends.
Each Year I work on getting okay with the cold, the freezing, the snow and the sleet. I try to find the beauty, the fun and the adventure in this season. And a few weeks into the cold, the snow and the winds I fail. I fail miserably. Because I am reminded how far away spring and summer are. How far in the back Autumn is. I am reminded that I must work through the long dark night that is winter.
So until I have to face the cold, or the snow or the winds, I am going to enjoy the good weather while I can. And maybe this year I will follow the birds away from winter, y must know something I don’t know.