The Daily prompt
Missive : For many of us, winter is blooming into spring, or fall hardening into winter. Which season do you most look forward to?
The seasons. They change. And it’s all just weather.
Cold or hot, wet or dry – each of them has their own singular beauty and a reason for being.The bare, skeletal branches of winter, stark against the glorious sunrises we sometimes get. The fine, brilliant green buds in spring, the swallows returning, the flowers blooming. the yellow, thick sunshine of summer. Helping everything grow, giving us whities a healthy looking tan. the coloured leaves of autumn, everything winding down for the rest period. Each of them has something to offer – it’s up to us to see what that is, and appreciate it on that level.
I have to say, I don’t prefer any season over the other. I know my son prefers the cold of winter. Some people prefer the sunshine we get in abundance here in South Africa.
Me. Not so much. If it rains, I wear plastic shoes and an umbrella. Eat pancakes covered in cinnamon sugar and drink hot chocolate.
If it’s dry, I lament, and then go out and water the garden.
When the sun is shining, beating down on the earth with a vengeance, I wear the coolest sundress I can find with the strappiest sandals.
But in winter. In winter I can dress. Boots. My lovely silk scarf. Thick sweaters and my leather jacket. Stockings and skirts, heels.
I don’t sweat as much in winter as I do summer. I enjoy dressing warmly. Crawling into bed with my hot water bottle nestled closely, as much clothes and blankets as I can fit on the bed and on me 😉
Well, reading this, it would seem winter is my favourite season 😉
Not to say I look forward to it though!! Even though the sunrises are quite spectacular, it’s to damn cold to appreciate them!
But hey – it does not say winter forever, nor does it summer or spring or autumn.
And of course. The only song that would fit today’s prompt…