I love those aisles in stores that are marked ‘seasonal’; there’s no knowing what kinds of treasures you’ll find there, an ever-changing hodge-podge of things you don’t really need but absolutely want once you’ve spied them. But my favourite seasonal things are to be found in the great outdoors. As summer slips into autumn up here in the northern hemisphere, the hedgerows are bursting with free food for those willing to forage. Just remember to leave some for the birds.
My favourite seasonal marker for winter is snow; which I haven’t seen enough of these past few years. Freshly fallen snow always brings out my inner child and fills me with wonder. The last time I trudged through proper snow was at the summit of Sauk Mountain in the northern Cascades. The snowpack provided a welcome respite from black biting flies and mosquitoes that turned the rest of the hike into a bug-filled nightmare.
Teeny tiny little snowdrops are my favourite harbinger of spring.
Think of summer and I defy you not to think of the beach, no matter if you’re in Hawaii….
… or Ireland …
… or off-roading along the Lost Coast.
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The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other. – Arthur Rubinstein
The coursemof the seasons is a piece of clock-work, with a cuckoo to call when it is springtime. – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg