What is your favorite season, and why? I grew up in Michigan, which has four distinct seasons. I hated winter because of the snow and cold. Summers were nice, but very humid. Spring was enjoyable because we were emerging from the dark days of winter, and autumns were gloriously cool and colorful. In Tucson, where I lived for five years while in graduate school, I loved all the seasons, including summer. The low humidity made even extreme heat tolerable. Winters (January through March) were especially pleasant. Here in Texas, the seasons aren’t as distinct as in Michigan. We have oppressively hot and humid weather from May to September (inclusive), but mild weather the rest of the year. October through April are quite nice. So I guess I like autumn and winter the best.