Cloudy. Rainy. Sunny. Chilly. Windy. Hot. Humid. Frigid. Snowy.
Why do we talk so much about the weather in Chicago? Well, here the weather changes from day-to-day, hour to hour, sometimes drastically. Seasonally, we can have extreme heat or cold but typically it only lasts a few days at a time. And then we are on to something else.
Everyone has their favorite time of year. We have four distinct seasons and variations in between.
Everything comes alive in the vibrant spring. Summer is accompanied with outdoor concerts, baseball, barbecues, and swimming lessons. Autumn leaves inflame with red, gold, and orange. And as much as we may complain about shoveling and driving in blizzards, a fresh, white blanket of snow and bright, crisp air is exhilarating.
There’s something for everyone. Here in the Midwest, if today is not your favorite kind of day, no problem. Tomorrow just may be.
©Mary K. Doyle