Favorite Season of the Year

When it comes to the seasons of the year, which is your favorite? I suppose the definition of seasons really depends on where you live because they can differ from one place to another. I'm really referring to the four different seasons that we are used to in the northern parts of the United States. When you think of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, which one stands out as your favorite time of year? I can help but think of Fall as being the best time of the year for a number of reasons.

After a long hot summer with warm temperatures and little rain in most cases, the temperatures begin to cool and the vegetation in the wild begin to undergo a change. This change is what makes the leaves on the trees change color, providing us with amazing picture opportunities because of the brilliant array of colors that the dye leaves have taken on. There could not be a better scene then the scene you get from rolling hills covered with trees with clearly covered leaves. The smells from the harvesting of crops, the changing colors and smells of forest vegetation, and the sounds of falling leaves and whipping winds all combine to provide the feeling of home and comfort.

Another reason that the fall season stands out to me is because of the exciting opportunities for outdoor activity that exists during this time of year. Just about the same time when the leaves start turning color, the harvest starts to take place, is the time when the many different hunting seasons open up. This is what really gets me going in the fall and may be the main reason that I favor the Fall season so much. The small game seasons kick of the Fall hunting seasons in early September, followed by other hunting seasons such as archery deer hunting, duck, and goose hunting. All of the outdoor hunting opportunities come to be as soon as the summer comes to an end and the fall season comes into play. For many, this is a very exciting time of the year.

With the changing of the temperatures in the fall from warm to cool comes the desire to cook warm, soothing meals for your family. Another reason the fall season is so great is because all of the meals that you love to cook on cool days now sound so much better because of the changing weather outside. Meals that are made in the slow cooker seem to come to mind. Meals like roasts or chili seem to be much more appealing during this time of year.

There are also other reasons that many enjoy the fall season. With all of the beautiful colors and scenery coming the perfect picture taking opportunities for those who love the art of photography. There are numerous possibilities including natural wildlife, animals, and water pictures that can be taken and all are enhanced by the breath taking colors that are produced during this time of year.

The numerous reasons stated such as the brilliant colors, the wonderful smells, and the excellent outdoor opportunities are just a few reasons why I prefer the fall season over the others. It is during this time that the outdoors really comes alive, even though in reality the opposition of coming alive is occurring. Your favorite may be different which is perfectly fine. In the end it comes down to personal preference and what makes you happy.