The Crazy Change of Seasons

 Why do seasons have to change in the middle of the month?  It's disconcerting to have September roll around and there are three more weeks of summer that everyone just ignores.  Woe to the child who starts back to school in the middle of August.  Wearing fall clothing, sharpening pencils, sitting in rooms decorated in fall leaves and pumpkins and it's smack in the middle of summer.  That child should be at the beach!

Then Thanksgiving rolls around that signals an end to Autumn.  Of course it does.  We have had three full months of apples, pumpkin spice lattes and brilliant fall color.  Christmas is frighteningly close and Christmas is Winter.  So chuck out the turkey and pilgrims and embrace WINTER!  Snow scenes and Santas.  Sleighs swooshing through a forest of bare trees.  Hot chocolate, hot rum and chilled eggnog emerge.  Skiing and sledding abound until cupids, hothouse roses and sweetheart candy take over.   Winter begins about a month early and hangs about until after Valentines Day.

Suddenly when the Valentine Candy is consumed and the roses begin dropping it's petals, it's Spring again!  Romance and Twitterpation signal nesting birds and tiny bunnies.  Colorful eggs and new clothes.  All eyes eagerly seeing sprigs of green grass growing up through the patches of snow and chilly mud.  Snowdrops appear as well as plowed fields.  The seed catalog ordering lines are busy with long waits.  Yet the calendar says spring is over a month away.

Marching out of spring early once again happens when the sun beats down upon us in late May.  Flags bloom all over cemetery lawns.  The pools and resorts open officially for the summer season.  The stores are filled with swim fins, bathing suits and beach towels.  The prices go up and the picnic areas are overflowing.
Summer is,  again just about a month away.

We are all so mixed up!!!  My suggestion?  Simply change the dates.

March 21 should be re-named March 1.

June 21 and be re-named June 1

September 21 should be re-named September 1

December 21 should be re-named December 1

Then our months would be correct.

Spring would be officially  March, April and May
Summer, June, July and August
Fall, September, October and November
and...Winter, December, January and February.

It would just feel right.

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Linda said…
Yay! I agree 100%. Except it is September and still summer where I live. I want Fall! Now! Linda@Wetcreek Blog
Jill said…
I agree!! And it would be real nice to not see Halloween and Christmas merchandise in the stores in August!!
I totally agree! It's so very sad to see the kids go back to school earlier and earlier every year!
Hahaha! I think you're on to something! The kids don't have much of a summer break any more. Enjoy your's hot, isn't it? Hugs!
Leovi said…
These pictures are very nice, I like your interpretation of the change of season!
Very nice pictures!!!
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Have a great week :)
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Holly Lefevre said…
I agree. We go back to school the second tuesday of august! It is crazy! Of course our weather is almost always the same, and I have live din Coastal CA most of my life, so I do not really know seasons anyway.
You have so many holidays and in Australia we have so few. HPS Michelle
I can tell you have thought this out carefully!
It is still warm here, tho the evenings and nights are chillier.
And, maybe the stores would stop pushing their wares so early, too!!
♥ Jil
I think you've got this all figured out. I agree, it would be much easier is every season started at the first of the month. I know we all start decorating then, so why not? lol!
Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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