THE THREE SEASON YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

We don’t get four seasons. We get three. Summer — hot, sticky, and buggy, but at least it’s warm. Okay, a lot of humidity, but you have to take the good with the bad.

I had been hoping we’d more Autumn, and we did. It was short — just about a week — but glorious for that week. Which is good because it’s only the first week in November and they are predicting snow. I don’t think we’ll get any here, but it would not be a surprise. I can remember many years when it snowed before Thanksgiving and stayed snowy until Summer showed up.

Sometimes we get a second Autumn in November that lasts until after Christmas. Last year, it lasted until March, at which point we had three blizzards in a row. The snow hung around until the trees began to bloom after which we got two months of heavy rains and wind. No climate change here!

Last week it was pretty warm, but right now, it’s cold. Very cold.

House in summer

Summer by the Blackstone

Autumn by the river and canal

Now those are Autumn specials! – Photo: Garry Armstrong

Photo: Garry Armstrong –Winter at home

Junco atop the Toad

No pictures of spring because that’s a season we don’t really get. It’s winter, then summer. We always HOPE for spring, though. Even though we know it isn’t happening, we figure maybe one year it will.

You never know, right?



Categories: Autumn, Gardens, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, snow, Weather, Winter

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7 replies

  1. Those are truly wonderful shots. All of them. I appreciate.

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  2. Such beautiful photos! We’re having cold and crisp. Most of the leaves have fallen. Some nights we need heat others, not so much. A few days it was cold enough it could have snowed and would have but the ceiling was exceedingly high. This is the first year I’m really happy if winter stays away a few weeks longer. I love how beautiful it is, but not getting around in it. lol

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  3. The snow is gone now, thank heavens. It can wait until January and only for a week then.
    Leslie

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