Despite living in Florida, which can get as hot and humid as swamp, I really enjoy summer. No homework for my son, schedules are more relaxed, heck, people are just more relaxed in the summer. Life seems to slow down just a smidgen. And couldn’t we all use just a smidgen every now and then?
But as much as I enjoy summer, I love the fall. It’s my season. Yeah, I know… I live in Florida. There is no freakin’ fall.
I’ve lived in Florida since 1989 and I still expect to walk outside to cool air when school supplies show up in the stores. I still remember how leaves crunch under my feet and how they smell when they burn in a bonfire. I love the shorter days because it gives me a reason to curl up earlier in bed with a good book. I love Halloween.
I love the scary movies they show on television. I’ve seen every Michael Myers movie ever made – even the terrible ones. I love watching the shows about haunted places. I love candy, costumes, and spooky decorations. My house sports a haunted graveyard in the front every year.
I like college football on Saturdays. I like putting on a sweater in the evening. I like cooking a pot roast for hours in the oven or chili in the crockpot.
I love fall.
And even though it won’t be cool by anyone’s standards for months here, I still know how fall feels.
What’s your favorite season?