Top Five Tuesday – New England

Reasons I Love New England

  1. Having four seasons

    I cannot imagine a place that doesn’t have four seasons. I like to be hot, cool, cold and warm. Maybe that is because I am a glutton for punishment, like the rest of the New England population. It is refreshing and always feels like a new start, regardless of the temperature. After a long winter, you learn to appreciate the colors and blooms in Spring!

  2. Fall foliage

    Is there anything more beautiful that fall foliage? The intense colors are amazing. LOVE IT! I actually drive hours to New Hampshire to look at leaves. Seriously.

  3. Summer on or at the water

    There is nothing better than jumping into the ocean on a super hot day. I also love the feeling of sand between my toes. You can’t beat the breeze off the water while having dinner on the deck!

  4. First snow

    First snow is refreshing. You can almost smell it in the air. I feel like it kills the germs and wipe away the dirt!

  5. First signs of Spring after a long winter

    I love the first snow but I hate the rest! Winter can seem really long, especially if we have a lot of power outages. The first signs of Spring – flowers blooming, colors and warm temperatures are so wonderful and are a renewal.

My Idea of the Four Seasons

Winter –  It’s too cold to go outside. Read all day. Power went out because of the storm. Read by flashlight until power returns. Power returns, shut off flashlight, keep reading. Have to shovel? Plug in headphones to smartphone and listen to audiobook while shoveling. Return to print book after shoveling.

Spring – It’s warm out again. YAY! Don’t care, still inside reading.

Summer – Outside reading. Too hot. Return to air conditioned house to read. Too cold in air conditioned house, head back outside to read. Repeat. Over and over until night time. Read in bed.

Fall – Photograph foliage, stock up on all things pumpkin flavor. Drink tea and read under a blanket until Winter.