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Is Fall My Favorite Season?


Jerry went ahead of me into the lodge where we would eat lunch. “Let me tromp around a bit with my camera. I’ll meet you inside in half hour or so,” I had said to him.

Beams of noonday sun danced among newly fallen leaves, fiery orange and yellow. Acorns and pine cones and wispy weeds with seed heads of harvest lay spread about, and I reflected again: autumn is my favorite season . . .but again there is majestic winter . . .the pulsing bud of spring . . .the languid sweet days of summer . . .

And you? What is your favorite season? Can you decide?

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “Is Fall My Favorite Season?”

I am not a fan of hot days of SOCAL summers. I enjoy the briskness of fall. I love the fall colors. Give me rain showers every now and again. I am not sure I would enjoy having to deal with the winter weather if I had to drive and live in it…so I had better stay planted in UPland CA. Love you and Brother Buxton.


Any day that is not hot, is a good day to me. 🙂 I love the colors of fall, the cold weather of winter, the cool breeze and sunshine of spring, but summer in our area is just too hot for me to enjoy it.


I feel your pain, my dear friend. Here in Crestline our summer’s are mild, with just a few really hot days. We don’t even have an air-conditioner in our home. BUT . . .the three years we spent in Lake Havasu is completely a different story. Definitely wouldn’t call summer my favorite if I lived there, or if I lived in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley, as do you.

Love and miss you. Thanks for reading and commenting here.


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