Glorious Fall is Finally Here
Enjoy it for what it’s worth
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 16:10
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. As John Ruskin once said, “There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” Lately, the only thing on my mind has been rain and the fall weather. It’s finally fall, summer is over and winter is soon approaching. Rain boots are now a must, umbrellas are covering up the view of the ground and you are going to be soaked by the end of the day if you walk out without a hood on your head.
The best part of the fall season is the unbelievable weather; it’s not too hot outside but it’s not too cold either; it is the perfect temperature for almost anyone. Walking outside through campus is actually enjoyable because you are not sweating by the time you get to class from the hot and dry summer weather, and you are not freezing from the cold and snowy winter weather, either.
Fall is a cooler season than summer, as it prepares us for all of the snow and cold weather we are going to soon receive; it’s almost as though the constant rainstorms we’ve been having are a warning and a way to prepare us for the winter weather that is going to be here soon, when instead of windy rainstorms for multiple days straight, it’s going to be windy snowstorms for multiple days straight.
Every season has its benefits and its negative parts; fall has the pretty and gorgeous fall foliage from dropping leaves and the just right temperature to be outside for the day, but it has its negatives of raking up leaves before the first snowfall and walking in the rainy and dreary days.
The fortunate part about the fall season is no one has to worry about starting their car to warm up before they want to leave, or having to be a cautious driver on icy roads to avoid the unwanted head-on collisions and cars not starting from being left frozen and idle all night.
We only have to know the winter season is coming and all those unfortunate parts that are included in the wintery months of cold and snow; in the meantime, let us enjoy all the refreshing rain and wonderful season of warm fall weather while we gladly have it. Spend some time outside wearing your rain boots and getting some use out of your umbrellas before we are tied down to winter coats and snow boots every day.
Tiffany is a freshman majoring in political science and pre-law.