#Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) Autumn.

“No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds — November!” — Thomas Hood

That is how I feel about late fall, winter, and early spring.  

To me, it’s nothing but one giant NO!!!!VEMBER.

Most people think of this, when they think of autumn:

From: travelchannel.com

I like one season alone:  Summer.  

My part of the state, North Florida, usually experiences summer from mid May until late September, but not this year…NOOOOO!  It’s going to be 66F tonight and it was only 89F today.  That is unseasonably cold!

!!!I hate cold weather!!!

But you knew that.

Not that I want to live in the Sahara desert.  Sand fleas are not…well, they’re just…NOT, and I don’t like sand exploring places in or on my body where no grain has gone before (and, possibly, no man, either).

Don’t get me started on the Equator.  I’m not a fan of the doldrums.  I like the breeze lifting my hair with it as it flows by.  On top of that, I’m not a fan of giant bugs, snakes, and boot rot.

Fall foliage is beautiful, I have to admit, but not in most of Florida.  The leaves fall off the North Florida trees sometime in December and start to grow back in February.  There may be a 2 week window where the color changes on a few of them.  

This picture was taken near my home on October 29th last year.  Do you see any hint of leaves falling or colors changing?


I’m content to see pictures of the gold/yellow/red/brown hues of the North Eastern USA and upper midwest.  I find it hard to enjoy the beauty when people are laughing and pointing at the Floridian wearing 3 sets of scarves, a ski mask, a snowsuit and moon boots.