Autumn has always been my favorite season. The cool, crisp weather feels like Taiwan in the wintertime. Since moving to State College, however, I’ve come to really enjoy spring. I love the bright yellow-green leaves and all the flowering trees in our neighborhood. Even winter isn’t so bad here, with a lot less snow and gloominess than Western NY.
Unfortunately, I’ve been remarkably unimpressed with this entire year’s showing of seasons. We had a long, dark winter. Spring was ridiculously brief (and allergy-inducing). Summer was hot and miserable. Fall, so far, has been rainy. And, horrors, A successfully built a snowman in October.
BUT–today was beautiful. The sun was shining; the temperature was in the 60s. For the first time in a while, I realized how gorgeous our backyard is. Tomorrow promises to be a similarly perfect day.
I dare this year to redeem itself.