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Why I Hate Fall by Judy Bender

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And you thought I was grumpy. I have just been informed by my lovely wife Judy, that fall is her least favorite season. “I hate fall,” she states as I start to feel faint. Grumpy LOVES fall! How can anyone hate it? Here are her reasons.


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Reasons Why

Reasons Why

And you thought I was grumpy. I have just been informed by my lovely wife Judy, that fall is her least favorite season. “I hate fall,” she states as I start to feel faint. Grumpy LOVES fall! How can anyone hate it? Here are her reasons.

Sugar maples in fall. Photo: Steve Bender

Reason #1 —

Reason #1 —

Leaves Falling Everywhere

Ugly ginkgo leaves litter the ground. Photo: Steve Bender

“Landscapes are messy! No clean, green lines. No edged sidewalks. Every crevice is filled with dry leaves and walkways are covered with pine straw.”

Reason #2 —

Reason #2 —

Autumn Blooms Are Blah

Judy inspects pathetic monochromatic dahlia blossoms during our fall trip to Paris two years ago. Photo: Steve Bender

“All of the plants look ragged. Even the standard flowering plants (in limited colors) are pathetic when compared to the bounty of summer blooms.”

Reason #3 —

Reason #3 —

The Light Is All Wrong

Disturbing light at sunset. Photo: Steve Bender

“I don’t like the angle of the sun in the fall. It hurts my eyes.”

Reason #4 —

Reason #4 —

Warm One Day, Cool The Next

Fall is so hard to dress for. Photo: grabberwocky.com

“The temperature is unpredictable. You never know whether it’s sweat shirts or flip-flops to go to Wal-Mart.” Indeed.

Reason #5 —

Reason #5 —

Fall Means Winter Is Coming

Utter bleakness follows fall. Photo: Steve Bender

“I prefer the bleakness of winter because the promise of spring is just around the corner. Unfortunately, fall only promises the bleakness of winter. Thank God, we have the holidays and Netflix binges to see us through.”

Calling Autumn Haters...

Grumpy is verklempt.

How many other secret autumn haters lurk out there oblivious to the beauty of moldy, falling leaves, acorns and pine cones that hit your house like bombs in the middle of the night, and sunlight that blinds you on your afternoon drive home? Are you one of them?

Judy wants to hear from you.