Summer: so sweet

North Carolina - Summer

Photo: Taylor Russell

North Carolina – Summer

About the Writer Malli Pingleton, Junior Editor/Writer

The winter season has officially made its way to Ada, America this year.

Jan. 6, the student body received a call that school was cancelled. Snow.

Like most people, I like winter when I have a warm blanket and a warm bed to cuddle up in. Every single time it comes, though, it doesn’t seem to happen like that.

One day, the sky is baby blue, no clouds in sight, the weather is peaking at 68 degrees, and the next day, two layers of pants and jackets just don’t cut it, with the weather peaking at only 33 degrees. It’s so inconsistent, and it leaves my allergies free flowing.

Meanwhile, in the summer, the sun is scorching the top of my head, and I daydream about how winter will be so nice and how I can’t wait to wear sweaters, scarves, and tall boots. Things are never what they seem.

Winter is nice sometimes, when it turns out how you picture it; everything absolutely white with snow, the fireplace going, hot cocoa in your mug. When the snow leaves though, it remains cold, except this time dreary. I’m not a fan of dreary. Nor am I a fan of wind. The cold, windy weather immediately sends me into a daze, where I cannot stop hoping for summer.

Summer; the hottest of the four seasons. When I’m dreaming about summer, I think about the coolness of swimming, long days with beautiful sunsets and sleeping in till noon. I never remember the excruciating sunburns or the annoying flies. When the time comes, I know I will be complaining about the heat and the never ending sweat… But right now it’s all that I hope for.

Between summer and winter: I choose summer.

I’m all about consistency and sunshine. They go hand-in-hand; the sun consistently shines. There is just something about light and having the windows down in your car. Of course, you can roll your car’s windows down in the winter, but you might get hypothermia. I like long days, too, where the sun doesn’t go down until 8 o’clock at night. Not to mention, you have so much free time in the summer: no school, homework or tests.

Winter definitely has its perks! Snow is always so gorgeous and beloved holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s take place. Wintersmith Park puts up amazing Christmas lights, and you have a good excuse to drink four cups of hot cocoa. I always appreciate the winter more, when I’m dying from the heat in the summer, but all in all, I love summer the most.