Day 26 — The Four Seasons

IMG_2619Day 26: Does your hometown experience all four seasons? If not, which ones does it skip over?

When I was growing up, my very favorite recording artists were Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. And when the Broadway show Jersey Boys came out, I got tickets and my wife and I flew to New York to see the musical. That’s how much I loved The Four Seasons.

But that path down memory lane has absolutely nothing to do with today’s question in Suzanne McClendon’s September Challenge.

Yes, my hometown, a suburb of Washington, DC, experiences all four seasons. Winters are cold and snowy. Summers are hot and muggy. Spring usually transitions from winter’s cold and snowy grip to summer’s heat and humidity over a two week period. In other words, spring doesn’t typically last very long.

Far and away, autumn is the best season of the year in that part of the country. Once summer’s heat has passed, and before the dark and gloomy days of winter commence, the DC area typically experiences around six weeks of absolutely delightful weather. The air is crisp and clean, and the autumn foliage is a cornucopia of exquisite colors. It takes your breath away. If the weather during that six week period between mid- to late-September until early November was that way year round, I might never have left.

2 thoughts on “Day 26 — The Four Seasons

  1. Marilyn Armstrong September 26, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Your seasons sound more or less like ours, except that we typically miss spring entirely, going from snow up to our armpits, to mud to the knees, followed by summer with nary one spring day to use to shop for a new spring chapeau. I think the farther north you got along the east coast, the less of a season spring will be.

    We do get winter, oh boy do we ever. And that un-breathable steamy summer. We’ve STILL got it and it really ought to be fall!

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    • Fandango September 26, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Yes, you guys up there in New England do get battered during the winter, but I always thought summers in DC were hotter and more muggy than they are in New England. Well, unless climate change.


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