Change, change, change

What is your favorite season?

There is something I like about each season.

I have always looked forward to spring.  This year I started from scratch because there wasn’t a garden plot or any flowers in the yard. I got a little carried away at first and soon plants collected on the deck. It was a little overwhelming. Spring has always been my favorite season and eagerly watch the new sprouts pop out of the ground. It’s eagerly anticipated after months of dreary weather and bare branches. The May Day trees and Apple tree in the back yard  were covered in snowy white blooms that filled the air with their fragrance.

For kids summer is a time of freedom because they don’t have classes anymore or at least most of them don’t. As a child I always looked forward to summer vacation. It was a time to kick off shoes and put away books and be free.

Fall is a time of closure. It’s pretty with the different colored leaves. It’s often a messy time with all the fallen leaves that rustle and crumble underfoot. The trees and perenials are getting ready for a much deserved sleep. Fall is also a time of fresh starts as schools reopen and old friendships rekindled. Most children look forward to Halloween when they dress up in costumes for school parties and trick and treating. Halloween is also enjoyed by adults as well, because they can kick back, dress up and have a party.

Winter has the apperance of a world covered in a white blanket. The trees are bare and look like ghostly skeletons against the dull grey sky. At Christmas we decorate our homes to off set the drab appearance outside. When the festivities are past we begin to long for spring once more hoping the next growing season will be better than the last. Garden catalogues start coming in February and we can dream about flowers and green grass again.

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About mhembroff

I am the author of Bess's Magical Garden, a middle grade novel and picture book Gramma Mouse Tells a Story. I am the member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Writers Guild of Alberta and Rave Reviews Book Club. My series The Ghostly Encounters and other short stories can be found on https://www.channillo.com, listed in the short story section. I have been an avid reader since early childhood and has always been imaginative. It wasn't until my children were growing up that I started taking writing classes and put my creations onto paper. When I'm not writing I like to paint, draw, work in the garden and spend time with my pets and family.
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