September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer!
-Helen Hunt Jackson
I love having four seasons. Just like I prefer an analogue clock to a digital one.
They physically show the sweep of time. Mums appear, the fall mugs come out, the last of the corn on the cob is eaten, and sometimes the mornings in early September tingle a bit with the promise of fall.
The great wilting and thick smells of August begin to fade. And school books appear and desks are cleared for the year ahead.
It's a comfort and joy to witness the beginning and end of each season as they pass in time. Like a natural analogue clock.