I love seeing the seasons change year on year.
I love the way they each come round in turn, again and again.
I love that just as you start to grow complacent about the season you’re living in right now – surprise, the daffodils are coming up/the trees are all green and the sun is hot until past 7pm/the leaves are turning orange and the air has a little nip in it/there is a thick frost on everything, your breath leaves a little cloud in the air and the wind manages to get its chilly fingers through even the thickest of layers.
Autumn (Fall) is a particular favourite of mine. No matter how much I try to be completely unbiased, I have a most definite preference for autumn over all the other seasons of our year. I try to think that it’s not just because my birthday falls in these colourful weeks … (ok, so you don’t have to believe me, but that pun really was accidental!!! 🙂 ).
Every season that comes round I love. Despite my soft spot for autumn, I can never make up my mind which one I enjoy the most and love the arrival of each new turn of the year.
I know that in a number of places in the world, the changing seasons are not so obvious. I know that in a number of places in the world the difference between winter and summer is the difference between sweltering nights and slightly cooler nights, or snow storms and sunshine-on-the-snow.
For me, even though I suffer painfully from the cold in winter and sometimes find the heat a bit overwhelming in summer, I wouldn’t want to be without the glorious, noticeable, beautiful transition from season to season!
I love walking and miss it a lot if I don’t get a good, long walk in every day. I also love taking photos, especially of natural things. The two combined often produces an accidental documentary of the changing seasons.
This came to my notice quite visibly this week, as I took a walk along the same river I’d taken a walk along in January … I walk along this river quite often, but I try to limit the number of times I take photos, because otherwise my poor laptop would be constantly crashing from an overload of image files!! 😛
As I walked along in the May sunshine, taking photos of the same things I had captured back in January, I got so excited about sharing the miraculous differences between the seasons with you – I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did! 😀
And now just for fun, and just because I loved taking these photos so much, here are a few extra May photos (just without the January bit first! 🙂 ) …
What are you enjoying about this spring?!