Prompt: Tell us about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite and what does it say about you?
My favorite season has always been fall. Growing up in Indiana, I longed for the hay rides, bonfires, apple cider, orange leaves, haunted houses, and sweaters of fall. I love the smells of crisp autumn air, burning leaves, and simmering cider. Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Plus, it's back-to-school time. I still love school with the promise of new adventures and new supplies. Summer is always just a tad too hot for me. And of course, winter was always incredibly cold. I love that little in between time. I love being able to sit outside drinking a mocha wearing a light sweater.
Since moving to California, I miss fall even more. We don't really have seasons here. It's hot during the summer and slightly cooler during the winter. If it's a good year, we get rain off and on from December to March. If not, then it's just slightly cooler. People around here sure dress according to the seasons on the calendar, but I'm way too hot to be wearing chunky sweaters in November.
To me fall represents a season of noticeable change. It's the start of another school year. It's a gradual cooling of the temperature. It's gearing up for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Even though I am grown, I still think in terms of the school year. September is my rebirth month. And now I have even more to love about fall... October is Arthur's birth month. So much to celebrate soon!