I enjoy living in the Midwest where we experience the four seasons. After a long, hot summer, we can look forward to crisp autumn evenings and enjoying the crunching leaves on a twilight walk. Selecting the perfect pumpkins to decorate my porch is a favorite activity. During the cold, snowy winters, we dream of warm spring days when the gardens explode in full color. Gathering bouquets of blooms for the house on my daily walk is a way to reconnect with nature and leave any stresses at the door. There are ups-and-downs in the weather throughout the year, but overall, those cycles make me appreciate and respect the ever-changing seasons.