I would like to respectfully suggest a small change to the seasons in New Jersey. You see, currently the leaves are gone from the trees by the end of October, the cold moves in, and we don’t see spring until at least Tax Day. That’s six months of blech. Cold blech, most of the time. The lush greenery of summer flourishes from May to September. That’s four months of beauty, farmers’ markets, and, let’s face it, near-pure bliss.
Now think for a moment, how wonderful it would be if the situation were reversed. If, instead of dragging on until mid-April, winter quietly faded away sometime around the first week of February? Sweater weather in February and October, and beautiful green summertime for the rest of the year – a good six months! I feel warmer just thinking about it.
Honestly, ninety days of winter is plenty, to keep us all appreciative of the milder months, don’t you think?
Mull it over, if you will, Mother Nature, and let me know your thoughts. I’m sure I could circulate a petition and garner a multitude of support for this suggestion, if you require such a thing.
Your humble earthling,