Which season do you prefer, summer or winter? Why do you like it?Why must we choose one or the other? The joy of living in India is that we get allll the seasons!!I love summer!I love swimming in the pool or in a lake. I love the sand between my toes. I love campfires and sundresses and long walks and patios. I love driving with the windows open or the top down. I love the flowers and the trees and the grass and all of the birds and little creatures that we get to see only half of the year. I love cottages and board games and family time. I love walking in the rain and sitting on the porch during thunderstorms curled up and reading my book. Summer is wonderful and free.I love winter!I love the cold crisp air. I love how clean everything looks under a blanket of snow. I love being the first one to step on that brand new blanket of snow as if you are the first person to greet the world that day. I love big mittens and scarves as big as blankets and cozy hats that almost cover your eyes. I love snowball fights and snow angels and jumping with the dog in the snow. I LOVE HOCKEY!! I love skating even if I haven’t done it in a while. I love hot chocolate and apple cider and coming home to a warm fire and a bundle of blankets and a good book or movie. I love Christmas and I love family time and board games and icicles and snowflakes.Please don’t make me choose….The photo above was a beautiful summer evening when I was riding in my Polaris Slingshot. Summer EASILY. Winter is a punishment in my opinion. There are absolutely NO pros about winter. I HATE when it gets dark around 5:00 PM. Long depressing nights, school season, leaving the house is a chore when you have to put on tons of clothing. Flu and cold season is abundant. Your car floor mats take a beating from all of the snow and salt your boots or shoes are bringing inside. I absolutely HATE driving with my car windows up. I feel trapped and bored. I HATE shoveling snow, you can spend all day shoI love all the seasons. They each have something special about them.Summer is green and earthy, with long long days. As a kid, we’d ride our bikes till one am, when it would finally get dark. A few hours later the sun was coming up again. Mom let us do this because she knew there wouldn’t be much sunlight in the winter.Years later, I find myself living a bit further south, but the days are still long, with dusk at 11pm on the longest day. By 3am its getting light again. A south African I worked with said, “Doesn’t it ever get dark out here?” He was used to nightfall at 6pm. I don’t remember if I told him yes or no.Autumn fades summer’s green into fiery reds, oranges, and yellows. The leaves rustle on the trees, crunch under your feet, and the sweet scent of plant decay is all around. Rain comes now and then, increasingly towards winter, and life is like a sad song that strangely makes you happy.Finally the snow falls, and the world is hushed and blanketed over in the whitest winter coat. Clouds are rare, and the sky is so brilliantly blue. It normally doesn’t snow constantly here, though the last week, we’ve had a lot. The world is more peaceful, everything is asleep.Pretty soon, the days are getting noticeably longer again, and the snow starts to melt. There is a scent of wet earth, like when it rains, but so much more intense. The first birds arrive back, and your soul is filled to bursting with a joy and an anxiousness as life starts back up. Pretty soon, tender buds appear on the trees, and the grass looks greener every day. The snow has faded to puddles, which are hungrily drank up by life’s greenery bursting forth.