Life moves from season to season and people move with seasons. There are four seasons which adhere to stipulated rules by the Creator. And each season has its own characteristics and atmospheric climate.
Winter is a season in which a cold weather grips the earth. So, all living creatures get ready for winter and utilize whatever means they can get to evade its negative effects. Human beings, for example, wear warm clothing, insulate their homes properly, and stockpile food and water.
Effects of winter are dependent on where people reside. So, they tailor their conditions to the particular setting in which they live. Nights of winter are long, and its days are short. Therefore, people plan their schedules and activities accordingly. However, not all winters are the same, as people experience it differently. As said earlier, it depends on the individuals place. For example, in Europe and North America, residents suffer from long and bitterly cold winters, while residents in tropical countries do not undergo as such long and harsh winters.
In less developed countries, winter can hit people as hard as it can get. Water wells dry up, and food becomes very scarce. As a result, rural residents migrate to distant locations in search of food and water.
Like humans, animals and other living beings adapt to winter, too. They collect enough substances with which to survive in winter. Many animals hibernate in this season, as it gets too cold for them to wander about. Instead, they go into a deep sleep for extended periods of time, or slow down their routine activities. Animals and birds that hibernate include Bears, Box Turtles, Chipmunks, Bats, and Bumblebees.
Spring follows winter and brings the earth back to life. Spring symbolizes life, characterizes delight, and hope. Trees get nutrition and flowers blossom, people get abundant water and cultivate their fields, animals and birds graze and breed. Mooing cows, chirping birds, and bussing bees are heard everywhere. In spring, people try their best to grow enough food. However, negative effects of the season can be very devastating if adequate rains do not fall.
Summer is the third season in which people beam and enjoy. It is a time of harvest; it is a time of rest. This season’s hotness varies from country to country. In some countries, it is the hottest of the four seasons; in other countries, winter is hotter than summer. So it depends on the particular country.
After laborious tasks, farmers (in some countries) harvest what they sowed in spring and enjoy their crops, students take time off from tedious, long months of study, and people vacation to see new places and perspectives. In addition, people undertake activities like weddings, picnics, and outings.
Fall is the fourth season. It is called ‘fall’ (autumn) because leaves fall off trees to alert for an upcoming winter. Before they fall off trees, leaves change their colors from yellow to orange to red; then they plunge on the ground, bidding farewell to grieving trees until they laugh again when they get revived. Nevertheless, the fall season paints a beautiful landscape by turning trees and grasslands from lush green to shades of orange, brown, and red.
Because the earth spins and moves around the sun, seasons change and creatures’ lives change with the seasons. They adjust accordingly to go about their routines and regular activities. Yes, the earth spins around the sun. “The spinning of the earth is called rotation. It takes the earth about 24 hours, or one day, to make one complete rotation.”