Saturday, August 06, 2011

#8 negative - changing seasons (or lack of)

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

#8 negative - changing seasons (or lack of)

don't get me wrong.  we loved the weather here.  a touch of snow on the mountains is all we ever saw, rare rainy days, and a very comfortable daily temperature make pasadena an incredible place to live.  but for two who grew up in the northeast, we miss having four distinct seasons.  this happy family photo was taken on christmas day with nary a snowflake to be found.  likewise, our fall season has only a few trees which lose their leaves.

okay, maybe i'm just being a nitpick with this one...


Leif Hagen said...

Congrats on your new position! Good luck with your move and transition!
We'll be looking forward to the Harleysville Daily Photo blog!

JustinM said...

I'm split on this: yes, I would love it if we had explosions of changing leaves in the fall... but it's also pretty nice to be able to throw the football around in the street in a t shirt on Thanksgiving. I would love a snowy Christmas, but it's nice not to have to deal with ice and a car that won't start every morning in January.

Like everywhere you go, some things are better and some are worse, I guess.

Bellis said...

fter the first winter and cold spring, you'll miss it. I miss the seasons too, but then when there is a whole week of cold grey weather, I miss Pasadena sunshine. The trouble with living here in Paradise is that you will never be 100% happy anywhere else. Plan trips back here to see friends in winter.

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't know if what Bellis says is true, but you all do look happy in this picture.