Thursday, September 22, 2011

My favorite month

Living in the midwest one is used to the constant progression of the seasons. At the moment we are on the verge of the autumnal equinox. Often, those in the far south or the southwest do not understand the connection we midwesterners have with the seasons. Specifically, many I have spoken with in Florida want no part of the winter months. Sometimes I can't blame them.

What most fail to realize is the winter months just don't happen all at once. Most only remember the coldest, rainiest days but we aren't just plopped down right in the middle of it all. There is a gentle transition into the cold that helps us adapt. It's called fall (or autumn if you prefer). Even though summer is still underway, late August begins the adaptation. The days are still hot but the nights begin to cool slightly. And then, it's my favorite month of the year.

September is my favorite time of year as several things come together and blend the summer with the early fall. My favorite sport begins as college football comes alive, hockey is just around the corner and baseball is almost ready for playoffs. If that weren't enough, the weather is as perfect on a regular basis as one could hope for. Now, I love being on the beach and sunning near the water but as a mid-west boy, my soul belongs to fallen leaves, crisp nights with baked goods coming out of the oven and warm, sunny days with bright blue skies and vibrantly lit cumulus clouds.

There are no holidays in September (except for football Saturdays) and as September passes into October, at least I know the fun of Halloween is just around the corner. But if I had to live only in one month, it would be September, even though Christmas would never get here.


  1. Spring, summer, Autumn, fall, and winter are the seasons in our part of the Midwest, as I posted prior.

    Some consider Labor Day a holiday, but when one works in retail, as you do, and have to work that day, I suppose it is not really a "holiday" for you.

  2. Does the fall equinox come before or after the autumnal? And Labor Day might as well be one of the Hallmark holidays as far as I'm concerned except it doesn't even get its own card. I guess that puts it one step below Sweetest's Day for me.

  3. Normally the Autumnal Equinox comes first; this year the first day was rainy and chilly, so the Fall Equinox must have occurred first.