I keep hearing people say that, but for me, autumn has always been my least favorite. Yes, the colors and temperatures are nice, but I really hate to see summer end while knowing that winter is coming and that my favorite season (spring) is a long ways off.
Yeah, it’s a paradox. I’ve always loved the Fall, and often said it was my favorite, with cooler weather, the onset of football season etc., but as I get older, winters get harder and seem longer, the boat goes into storage, and although I do like “the holidays,” the family time spent during them just isn’t as good or carefree as the Summer stuff. I think it would be a lie now to say I have a favorite time of year; it’s sort of evening out to where it’s all equally wonderful and crappy.
I’m happy to live in an area that gets all four seasons, but winter is my least favorite. So fall may be somewhat bitter sweet since it does mean shorter days and winter is on the way. I enjoy mountain biking and hiking, and there is something magical about being in the woods in the fall – especially late in the afternoon with long shadows.
I welcome the weather change that is coming! I moved away from year-round summers for this! Though I will miss wearing shorts and summer festival season. This weekend I get to relieve my teenage years with a local Industrial/New-Wave music festival. \m/
Yes, I need to do more of both while the weather and temperatures are still good.
Winter to me means going to work in the dark, coming home in the dark and dealing with snow. My favorite ways of relaxing and getting some exercise — hiking and mountain biking — are severely impeded, so I end up spending even more time sitting here in front of a computer.
My stationary bike bores the bejeevers out of me, and the snowshoes I bought for winter hiking on mountain trails are frustrating given that those same trails were better, easier and warmer during the summer.
It’s a rare pleasure even to ride my motorcycle in the winter. Agggh. I really should live in the moment and enjoy the cool, crisp fall weather.