Today has been a glorious day; the type of day that makes you feel glad to be alive.
The sun has shone, once the early mist lifted, and the trees have displayed their autumnal colours. It has also not been cold and any wind has been mild.
This is, by far, my favourite type of day. Indeed, this season is my favourite time of year.
I know a lot of people in England will say they like spring, and there is much to be said for spring, but for me, Autumn is the best time of year.
Sure, spring promises much; the trees show new buds and brightly coloured flowers bloom. It heralds the end of the dark winter and presages the summer. Yet, even bright spring days can lack warmth whereas the bright autumnal day often does have vestiges of warmth in its sunshine, and it is a warmth we can enjoy when it comes, rather than a lacking spring sunshine that disappoints.
Even the colours of autumn can be compared to spring for, while spring colours are ‘spotted’ here and there in new bud or bulb flower, the autumnal colour is more pervasive, hanging over us on tree branches.
For me, autumn is the best. Yes, we know winter is coming and it may be harsh. So let’s enjoy our warm autumn day while it lasts.