Sorry Mother Nature, You Can’t Win! #ThrowbackThursday

A repost of an appropriate older post of mine!

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In the autumn, when there are light breezes, a bit of rain, and the falling leaves, I love this place. I gratefully pack away my Hayfever medicines! The evenings are comfortingly dark, at a respectable time. I can still wake in the morning, knowing it is time to hop out of bed, as the fingers of daylight sneak through my curtains.

But damn the leaves all over the ground! They looked so pretty turning golds, burnt oranges and reds, then they hit the floor.  After one or two sweepings, they are no longer pretty, but a God-awful nuisance, starting to decay, causing slippery paths. Heck they’re the reason I now suffer from sciatica!

It hits November, winter calls, and the excitement of Christmas starts to flow… Yes in November! In shops it starts at the end of September. But I think the excitement of Christmas is allowed to start around November! We enjoy a cold Bonfire Night on the 5th November, wrapped up warm, watching the fireworks, snuggled up to our loved ones. The clocks go back, another hour on bed! Wonderful!  Here is where I start to wish for snow. Let’s really get this winter going! Come on Mother Nature! Bring it on!!!

Then the chills start, the crisp white frosts… Oh they look so pretty… Until you have to spend 20 minutes de-icing your car windscreen, and if you have my car, from the inside as well as the outside, before you can actually go anywhere! Oh and the dark, dark mornings! And the dark early evenings, I swear we don’t see daylight because we are busy at work those hours! And  still NO SNOW!

Wait a minute! The gritting salt is in stock, it’s coming! Yay!  Need to get the the shops to bulk bug supplies! If we’re lucky it’ll be a couple of feet, so we can enjoy a few snow days. But after two days stuck inside we’ll all have cabin fever and be wishing it away! More likely, there will be a smattering of flakes, a centimetre at the most, and it will still cause the whole country to suddenly go into stand still mode! And life will still go on, the bulk supplies slowly going out of date… Fed up of the cold, wearing 3 jumpers, thermals, hat scarf and gloves along with my huge coat… Please Mother Nature, I think the animals are ready to come out of hibernation!

It’s lovely! I can see blossom on the trees! The frosts of the mornings are lessening, I can put away my gloves! I know we lost an hour with the clocks springing forward, but hey! It’s spring! The mornings start like they’re meant to, the evenings start to lengthen. Flowers in bloom, green shoots everywhere, Easter comes, along with lots of chocolate! But we still see those April showers… The temperature is getting better, still a little chill, but not so bad… I can cope…

…or can I? With the change, and the beautiful plants and flowers comes my nightmare…Pollen! Because pollen means Hayfever! Aaaaachooooo! Come on Mother Nature, hurry us into summer where the sneezing might lessen, and the sun will be out!

I can feel it, the temperature is rising, sunglasses out, legs on show! I even happily diet so I can look better in my summer clothes! Everyone seems happier when it’s sunny! And the summer holidays mean 6 weeks to relax…

But no, the Hayfever hasn’t gone, I can’t get early nights as it gets dark so late my body refuses to believe it’s sleep time! And as for the mornings… Well, what on earth is a lie in, in the summer? If you were to open your eyes at 4am, and see the light, why does your mind say “Good Morning!” When you still need at least 2 more hours of sleep?! And the heat… it’s too hot, I can’t cope! It’s torture to cook, to iron, to do anything! Please Mother Nature, turn it down a tad, let’s ease into Autumn now… Pleeeeaaase?!

And so then, the cycle continues…

Are we ever happy?

I’m sat here in April, in the UK, as we appear to be having a mini heatwave, hot, after ironing in the higher temperatures, not wanting to have cloth touch my skin, as it makes me uncomfortable, but not practical. I love the heat, when we’re away, on holiday, but I can’t cope with it getting too warm at home, yet a few short weeks ago it would have been me lamenting the cold, relishing the thought of summer!

Late summer, September, my birth month, that’s my ideal time of the year, as the temperatures are pleasant, the pollen has all but disappeared, the evenings are still pleasingly long…

What is your favourite season?

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LucciaGray
    Apr 20, 2018 @ 21:53:17

    Summer, mainly because I’m a teacher, so I’m on holiday and I can read and write to my heart’s content,😍

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  2. Bryan Fagan
    Apr 20, 2018 @ 13:50:43

    I have two favorite seasons –

    My first is spring. I live in Western Oregon where it rains and rains. In the spring we still get the rain but it’s not as cold. The trees are waking up. The people are waking up and all of us are moving around with a skip in our step.

    My second favorite is fall and it’s my favorite for one reason: American Football!!!!!!

    Love your writing!!!!!

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    • Ritu
      Apr 20, 2018 @ 16:17:33

      Thank you so much Bryan!
      I love the spring because the weather tends to be more manageable, definitely!
      The Summer because I get the school holidays to look forward to! (I’m a teacher!)
      The fall, because the weather is jsut beautiful here then, and it’s my birthday at the beginning!
      Winter has it’s beauty too, until the cold gets too much, then I am definitely ready for Spring again!



  3. Thelma Alberts
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 21:05:10

    I prefer Summer but then I also love Spring when the blooms start to come, Autumn when the leaves are getting gold and Winter when it is snowing. I just don´t like it when it´s too cold and a long Winter.

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  4. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 07:52:41


  5. indishe
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 07:49:53

    I love the rains…
    But not the days when you are rained in…..

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  6. Tikeetha T
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 13:43:40

    Autumn. I love it.

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  7. New Journey
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 04:14:05

    I love the wonders of all the seasons…however there are pros and cons during all of them….heat in the summer, allergies in the spring, cold in winter and fall, well what can I say….the falling leaves that must be raked up!!! lovely post…hope your life is treating you well….xxkat

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  8. Wally
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 01:23:33

    September, my birthday month too, and October are my favourites. The weather in New York is really nice during those two. And there’s a feeling that everyone needs to “get it all in” and really enjoy themselves before the streets turn cold. Halloween embraces that.

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  9. Jennie
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 01:06:17

    Great post, Ritu. New England winters are too long, and spring is too short. Summer is not sweltering, and autumn is gorgeous.

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  10. Everything EmmZeeBee Blog
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 20:52:09

    Very well put and very true! I have to say, I did get my hay fever tablets out of the cupboard today!

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  11. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 20:15:12

    Winter. I’m definitely a Winter person.

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  12. Erika Kind
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 20:05:25

    I rather have a hayfever in spring than no hayfever in winter…. lol! We had our first barbeque today! About 23 °C! Gorgeous weather! And tomorrow it gets even warmer!

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  13. Jim
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 19:54:10

    I’m good with all seasons tho I don’t have any use for snow, cold and ice after New Years Day. I prefer Spring and Summer the most tho.

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  14. kabir gandhiok
    Apr 19, 2015 @ 21:38:29

    To be honest, I dread the summers, it gets unbearably hot here. Today it was 41 degrees (105.8F) and this is just the start. Winters are a blessing, nothing delights me more, pity it lasts only 3 months.

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    • Ritu
      Apr 19, 2015 @ 21:41:43

      My in laws are in India at the moment, and they can’t stand the heat… They’re looking forward to returning in a few days! It’s hit 36 there… And getting hotter!

      I feel for you, I love the sun, but can’t cope I. The heat… I melt!!!

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  15. Natasha Ramsey
    Apr 19, 2015 @ 20:51:29

    I love Spring and Summer! I enjoy Autumn a lot but it gets a bad rep in my head because winter follows…but I still enjoy most of it.

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