What Is Your Favorite Season?
As the November weather takes its turn towards winter, I already miss autumn. I love the temps cooling off and all the colors fall brings; it’s the most popular season in the nation, with 29% preferring it (except those 18-34-year old’s, who prefer summer). I guess it’s largely nostalgia for me, because fall reminds me of good times and the promise of the holiday season to come. In college, the Drake campus provided an annual symphony reds, purples and stunning oranges with its hundreds of trees. I love the fall colors of Iowa.
I also think that seasonal changes are kind of a gut check. The reality of Iowa’s frigid winter and promise of a warm spring helps keep us more grounded, teaching us that as life hurries on and there is much to do, there are things we cannot control. No constant warm and sunny weather to lull us into a false sense of reality here. This the real world.
Art by David Borzo