The Seasons Always Greener…

by Janice

Blogging Chicks Summer CarnivalJust two weeks ago I watched the news about heat waves strangling cites across the globe, while I looked out the window at a cloudy, rainy day, wondering when summer would reappear. Our city seemed to be stuck in a cold, jeans-wearing spring, while everyone else ran through sprinklers and sat in the sun.

Yes – I actually felt a little envious!

But how quickly everything can change. Now I sit here, sweltering in a heat wave, my tank top rolled up with a fan blowing directly on me. (In this city our heat waves are short and most homes do not have air conditioning.)

It is not as much fun as it looked. I am hot. Very hot.

How is it that when we are freezing cold, bundling our kids up with layer upon layer of clothing, summer looks so perfect. But then once it hits with blistering cruelty, snow boots and mittens never looked so good.

I guess it is just another case of the grass is always greener. We humans will always envy for things we don’t have and then long for something else when we do get it.



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Rena (Mugwumpmom) July 22, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Ha…I couldn’t agree with you more. I was surfing today on the web and found a site for Tulumeen that showed all snowmobiling pictures…and I drooled. It’s supposed to rain on Monday…or so I hear.

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2 Karmyn R July 22, 2006 at 11:09 pm

Wow – you have my exact sentiments – Do you live in the NW???

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3 Kailani July 23, 2006 at 12:22 am

That is so true. Although, I love winter time. Even though it doesn’t get too cold here, I love layovers in cities where I can wear long coats and scarves.

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4 Kathie July 23, 2006 at 12:59 am

I’m in the middle of winter where I am (Melbourne, Australia), and we’ve just had a major thunderstorm, rain, and it’s been quite cold. Funny, but we’re in need of more rain – this has been a very dry winter, very cold but not wet.

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5 dogfaceboy July 23, 2006 at 2:51 am

Ain’t it? However, I never envied the others their summer when we were first visited by the June cold. I’m the anti-heat. I truly belong in California. You have a nice, clean writing style, evocative and sharp. This was a pleasure to read, and I could’ve gone on.

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6 CyberCelt July 23, 2006 at 7:29 am

Viewing your post via bloggingchicks.

I would not know about winter, I live in Texas. I have seen snow on the ground here maybe three times in 50 years. Now, if you want to compare heat stories, count me in … LOL

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7 Mom2fur July 23, 2006 at 8:08 am

What I think is that ‘perfect’ summer/spring/fall/winter weather looks appealing. We don’t think of extremes when we think of perfect days. I hate winter, but what I really hate is when it hits single digits after a thaw, and the snow turns to dangerous ice. I don’t really hate summer, but like most people I can do without triple digits! (Poor people in Queens have been without power for days now! I feel so sorry for them!) The perfect fall day we imagine is crisp and cool and colorful, not rainy and gloomy. Same with spring, only different colors. Well, at least those ‘bad’ days don’t last too long!

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8 Jana July 23, 2006 at 9:47 am

See, I’m always consistent. In the winter, I love winter. In the summer, I hate summer. I love the cold, I hate the heat.

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9 Nikkie July 23, 2006 at 10:39 am

I feel the same way. I wait patiently until summer so everything doesn’t look dead anymore and get very annoyed with the heat. Its not so much the heat that gets me, just the humidity. I could take the heat with a good dose of pools and ice cream with out the humidity!

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10 Julie July 23, 2006 at 12:46 pm

Uh huh! You said it. The grass is always greener over on the other side. :) I can’t wait for winter when it is the dead of summer, and in the dead of winter I am looking forward to spring. I love every season for different reasons, but seem to tire of them during the extremes. And last week was pretty extreme.

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11 Pamela July 23, 2006 at 2:43 pm

The only thing I don’t like about summer is it is gone in a flash.
Fall, ditto, winter, ditto, spring, ditto.

Life, ditto

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12 YellowRose July 23, 2006 at 3:44 pm

I can’t imagine not having A/C……but then I live in the South!! Hope you cool off soon!!

My favorite season is the Fall…it’s just right…not too cool, not too hot!!

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13 MamaDuck July 23, 2006 at 5:31 pm

Ha ha ha, so true!

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14 eph2810 July 24, 2006 at 4:06 am

Yeah – it is true that we always look for the greener grass on the other side. Not only with summer, but many other things in life.
So, you don’t have A/C? Hm. Couldn’t do that here with 110+ during the summer months.

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15 Christina July 25, 2006 at 9:55 am

I know what you mean by the grass always being greener. We are lucky here because the weather seems to hold in the 70′s with nice tradewinds, but we did have 40 straight days of rain in April which devistated Hawaii, so I think this is God’s little present to us. I hope your heat breaks soon.

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