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Why Summer is Better Than Winter



Summer lovely summer, the season that I love. Maybe it's because I grew up in the Caribbean where it's summer all year round, but there is just something about Summer that brings a smile to my face. Right now I am reminiscing about being on a beach frolicking in the clear water, and feeling the sand beneath my toes. I am not a fan of Winter because I abhor the cold, and while I don't mind Spring, my allergies detest it. Summer however, allows for a favorable atmosphere, a season where you get to rejuvenate friendships, engage in self-discovery and make some fantastic memories. Getting out of that house is one of the best ways to boost happiness hormones and share new experiences with your loved ones. While the other seasons aren't necessarily that bad, they are much cooler, sometimes downright cold at times, and deviates from that flexible schedule Summer offers us human beings. With Summer comes the increased spontaneous moments, last minute plans and less time to get ready as there isn’t much clothing needed during the hot Summer months.

If we have to sum up why Summer is better than Winter with just a few points, here are the few major points we feel make Summer the best season in comparison to Winter:


Opportunity to Take a Hike – no one wants to hike up a 5,000 foot mountain top while sleet and freezing rain are dropping down upon them, Summer allows for the better weather to get out there and hike that mountain top. As you arrive at the top you start to feel humbled as you see how large the world is from atop that mountain in comparison to your life happenings. If you can't make it up a mountain, a valley will do just as well.

Summer is Picnic Season – no more worrying about fancy inside dinners, simply grab a basket full of goodies, your favorite blanket and head outside to enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Summer brings a more carefree meal planning along for all ages, and allows for more chances at having a peaceful picnic in the park.

Boating & Fishing Season – while you can fish in nearly every season, Summer brings along the best weather to go out on the boat, catch that tan and a fish or two. The weather is simply so inviting that you feel that desire to get out and enjoy it with friends while fishing or boating while sharing some cold drinks and laughter.


Flowers Galore – let’s face it Winter has no life about it, just the cold, snowy glow of dreary days with no life in sight as you peer out that window. Summer brings about the growth of flowers, birds and other wildlife that simply makes you appreciate the world around you. The smell of fresh flowers is a great mood boost too!

Ah, Summer … the season that brings on that laid back persona, where you can be carefree and simply enjoy life.  The kids are usually out of school and you can get to enjoy them a lot more, plan a few road trips since you'll have a longer vacation break. Summer is truly about family and friends. Now that you've read my reasons why I prefer Summer over Winter and think that it's much better, venture out this upcoming Summer and enjoy it!

Let's discuss: Which is your favorite season and why? 

Annmarie John
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  1. I live for summer. Having grown up in Rhode Island, the beach and the ocean is a giving for so many of us. By the time March comes I can't wait for summer to get here.

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    1. Oh you sound just like me. It's one of the reason why I just love and miss the Caribbean. It's summer all year round.

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  2. I really am a summer girl - even though the humidity, ticks and mosquitoes out here are almost unbearable. Almost. I was born in the summer, and both kids were too. I'm meant to roam and jump in the car. I do love routine, but I can't imagine life without summers. Never, ever!

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    1. Oh yes those are just my reasons too. I love being able to go out without having to get overdressed.

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  3. I am more of a Spring and Autumn girl. I love the cooler temps but still warm enough to take a walk outside or grill. I love the colors of both seasons.

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    1. I am not a fan of Spring or Fall because my allergies are terrible then. They are perfect in the summer.

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  4. I love spring, but the summers here in the south can be brutal. I do love being outdoors when the weather is pretty.

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    1. OK I can't do very high temperatures so states where summers feel like hell, I'm pretty ok not visiting.

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  5. We'll definitely be heading to the beach soon. It would be nice to do some hiking or fishing too!

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    1. Can you believe that I've never been fishing. I think I'll have to do that this year.

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  6. Yes, yes, and yes for picnic season! I am definitely way more of a summer person as well!

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    1. Oh you're a woman after my own heart.

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  7. Ugh, I kind of agree, lol... but here in Texas, Summer is so hot everything dies, including the grass and it is too hot for picnics... LOL. I like Fall :) I miss the North where we had true seasons

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    1. I don't mind hot days, I just dislike the humid days! I don't think the temperatures are as extreme here though!

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    2. We were in Texas in December and it was so cold there. I had no idea that Texas even got that cold. :(

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    3. @Liz, I'm not a fan of humid days either, because then you get all hot, sweaty and stinky. I don't mind the heat, just not the humidity.

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  8. I completely agree about Summer being better than Winter. I love Summer because the weather is nice out and it's always so beautiful. My daughters and I always find something fun to do in Summer.

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    1. Oh that is so me. I can always find things to do during the summer, whereas with the other seasons I tend to stay indoors more.

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  9. New England summers are the best!!! It is already blazing hot here- so excited for our new little pool!

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    1. Oh it is pretty hot here in Colorado as well. Unlike what most people tend to think, it's not always Aspen here in Colorado. :)

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  10. Summer is my favorite season of all! All of my flowers are blooming and the hydrangeas are beautiful! And it's almost Caribbean vacation time (my husband and I try to visit a different island each summer). Nothing beats summertime!

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    1. Oh that sounds amazing. I wish I could tag along with you. I've been to most of the Caribbean islands myself, but Jamaica is still missing.

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  11. Why I can understand the points of some of my family members in appreciating all seasons (including loving the winter-time), I favor the summer. My husband said as he gets older, he grows more to appreciate the summer over winter for sure.

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    1. I think once you get older you tend to prefer heat over cold. I know I do.

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  12. You don't need to tell me that summer is better than winter. It is my favorite season. You're so much more you can do in the summer and what you can do in the winter.

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    1. I definitely agree. There is a lot more to do and you're also outside a lot more.

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  13. Summer is better in every way! Winter cold brings aches and pains and has so little life! Summer is so full of life and warmth (literally).

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  14. Summer is better in every way. Winter cold brings aches and pains, and there is so little life. Summer is so full of life and warmth (literally!).

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  15. i love summer but it def can get extremely hot here in sofla. i usually come outside after 6pm and it is simply gorgeous.

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    1. Oh I was there in FL last summer and I'm sure that I got sun burnt. lol

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  16. Summer will always be my favorite. I am from Charleston and love the heat. I keep the heat on 80 in our house in the winter.

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    1. You sound just like me. It was cold last night and I turned my heat up last night to 90 lol

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  17. We love having picnics and cookouts in the summer. I don't like cold weather, so summer is definitely my favorite.

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    1. Summer is hands down my favorite too and just for those reasons alone.

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  18. I adore summer too! It is the only time I am actually warm! Except in freezing air conditioned stores!I do love fall the most though - the colors!!

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    1. The orange color of the fall sure is pretty and while I love the green of spring, there is also a lot more color in the summer due to the flowers etc.

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  19. I bought a bunch of summer supplies for my kids this summer. They will be occupied for hours in the beautiful weather.

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    1. That's a great idea. I always keep my craft supplies stocked so we don't ever run out.

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  20. I enjoy both! Winter the kids can go ice skating, snowboarding and we can track footprints in the snow. There are bonfires and hot chocolate and who can forget sitting in the hot springs :)
    Summer here means thundershowers and rain and bugs... but we sure do love camping and fishing and picnics!
    So many great options with both seasons it's hard to complain about either one.

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    1. You made some valid points here Heather and I'm sure that a lot of people would agree with you. They're both amazing and have their own set of cons and pros but I would still prefer summer over winter. :)

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  21. Summer is better than winter cuz it's warm, cuz I can wear cute clothes, cuz I can wear cute shoes, cuz FLIPFLOPS, summer concerts and sangria. Yes I could go on and on but Just to say I agree.

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    1. You nailed it!! I love summer for all the reasons you listed.

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  22. Haha you don't have to convince me summer is better than winter! I love being able to go outside, even if all I'm doing is sitting in the sun doing nothing! Sunshine and warm weather really is the best :)

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    1. Oh yeah summer is definitely the way to go.

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  23. These are all great reasons why Summer is better than Winter, I am thinking Fall is my favorite. Not too hot and not too cold.

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    1. While fall is pretty cool, I do however have allergies and Fall and Spring is where it's the worst.

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  24. Babushka DOES NOT DO HEAT. Cooler temps are the preference, though living in N.Florida it doesn't get colder than 30degrees,so the nice change is invigorating. And the bugs don't bother us when it's cold- another VERY NICE plus for N.Florida winters.

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    1. Well I guess that does count when you live in a place like Florida. I hate bugs myself!

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  25. Those snowball flowers smell so good!! I wish they lasted longer. :) I like summer best too, though we're pretty lucky to live in a warm state. Nope, very lucky. I hate cold weather.

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    1. Oh I love them too. They're in my yard and I go and smell them all the time. I just LOVE the smell.

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  26. And this is why I moved to the south! It tipped the balance in favor of more summer-like weather months!

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    1. I don't blame you Liz, I just love the warm weather myself.

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  27. Well I actually love Summertime, but with a name like Autumn, I'm obligated! The leaves falling, the world seems perfect but it's only for like a week in Texas!

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    1. I was in Texas for a few days last winter after Christmas and it was COLD. I had no idea that Texas even got that cold.

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  28. Summer is definitely my favorite season as well. I didn't grow up in a warm climate but there is just something about being able to slip sandals on every day and wearing long flowing dresses. I'm totally in my element during this time of the year.

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    1. Oh I just love slipping on/off sandals instead of putting on boots and heavy sweaters all the time.

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  29. Flowers is one of the reasons why I love summer too! Not to mention more fruits are in season and the beach too!

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    1. Oh those are some excellent reasons. I just love fruits and the beaches too.

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  30. Love Summer! We spend a lot of time outdoors year round here in Florida but nothing beats those warm Summer nights. Love them!

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    1. I know summer in Florida can get brutal and did not like it one bit when I was there.

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  31. Being from Florida where it's hot most of the year. I can totally relate to all of this. I'd rather sweat than freeze any day!

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    1. I've always preferred to take clothes off than put clothes on so I prefer to summer over winter myself, all the time.

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  32. I love me some summer weather -- gotta admit that I am not used to southern heat yet.

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    1. I was in GA in April which is kinda southern and the heat was unbelievable. I'm not so sure I can deal with that much either.

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  33. I gotta definitely agree with you 100%, I love the summer and I absolutely detest the winter. In NY it's felt like winter for a long time, with the temperatures fluctuating between 40deg.F and 80deg.F. I mean talk about a serious roller coaster! It just started staying in the 80's steadily since about 2 weeks ago. I love taking my son on picnics to our local park. He is in a special needs summer program so we're pretty limited on what we can do during the summer months, but he seems to really enjoy himself on our park outings. :)

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    1. Oh I'm a New Yorker myself and I can say that the winters in NYC is horrible. I've been through more blizzards than I can really count. I loved the summer although it can get super hot at times.

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