What’s your favorite time of the year?
A huge portion of the population will wax poetic (more or less) about spring: the disappearance of the cold, the resumption of life, the showers, the flowers. But not if they are prone to miserable allergies caused by said flowers.
Summer is celebrated by others, but except for kids and professors who get the time off, probably not this far south. They probably really dig it in Canada, though.
Speaking of up north, winter looks quite enchanting in those old Currier & Ives images. But again, not around here. Snow — the beautiful kind that blankets everything — is seldom to be seen in our parts.
That leaves fall (see what we did there with the play on words?) — a time of increasingly rational weather, and many other charms. Here are some of them, assembled by a writer on Mental Floss. We added our own comments:
- Apples — And they’re all over the place! We’ve told you about that before. If you want to pick some, though, don’t delay — it’s getting a little late in that particularly season.
- Falling Leaves — OK, so maybe raking them is not so charming. But you’ve gotta admit that before they fall, they’re amazingly beautiful.
- Football — Admittedly, not everyone loves football. But statistics would probably indicate that most people do. As for the rest of you — we have something awesome coming up later.
- Pumpkin Spice — Another one of those things that some people complain about. But what they’re complaining about is the fact that this time of year, it’s everywhere! And the reason it’s everywhere is that plenty of people love it. That’s how markets work.
- Pumpkins, themselves — And we’re not just talking about jack-o-lanterns, as much fun as they are. They can also be great to eat, if you know how to cook ’em.
- The World Series — This is the awesome thing we promised for those who hate football. There’s still baseball going on! Not only that, but it’s the best baseball of the year! Until, of course, it’s tragically over. But let’s not think about that…
- Halloween — Well, you knew this would be on the list, so here it is. And it’s great. But you know what? Autumn is pretty great before Oct. 31, and after — which brings us to…
- Thanksgiving — It’s not here yet, but it’s coming. And you don’t have to dress up in a silly costume to enjoy it. But if you want to dress up in a silly costume, go ahead. No one’s stopping you. It’s a free country — which is one of the things we’re thankful for.
Maybe you’re not an autumn lover. Maybe you prefer one of those other seasons (bleh). But hey, it’s here, so deal with it. There are things to love about it, as we just told you. Might as well enjoy them.