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Retirees have opportunity to enjoy diverse Indiana seasons

Written by Bill Leavitt. Posted in Senior Living

Published on May 01, 2019 with No Comments

Those who work full-time may not be able to appreciate the beauty of the four seasons we have here in Indiana.

However, retirees can fully enjoy the diversity of climate we have in Northern Indiana if they really want to.  During winter, many of us hate the cold, snowy weather we have here. But as a retired person, you have the opportunity to enjoy winter sports, such as ice skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or the wonderful experience of just walking outside on a clear, crisp winter day.  The deep-blue skies and fresh, clean, invigorating air can be wonderous as long as you are dressed for it.

Then we have springtime, the most pleasant of the seasons, where we see the newness of nature, the growth of plants, the scent of flowers, and the beautiful green of renewed grass.  It is especially enjoyable after the harsh winter weather.

The most beautiful season, perhaps, is fall, with the colorful leaves, the warm evenings followed by the chills of the season. More people seem to love fall more than any other season.   Also, fall features the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Then there is summer, or as some people call it, “the road-construction season.”  Hot, humid, yet full of activity; summer is the time most people are more active and spend more time outside.

Those of us who no longer work have the opportunity to enjoy all the seasons in Northern Indiana, where perhaps the greatest variety of weather exists of anywhere.  My brother served in Hawaii during his time in the Navy, and he often told me he missed the diversity of seasons most of all while he was there. You can only fully appreciate the seasons, perhaps, when you don’t have them anymore.

 

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All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Bill Leavitt is a technical writer from Valparaiso. After retiring from a large corporation in Chicago, he did technical writing consulting for many companies. He currently teaches part-time at Purdue University Calumet. You can order Leavitt’s book, “Retirement: Life’s Greatest Adventure,” by sending $16.65 (includes shipping and sales tax) made payable to Write On Technical Writing, Inc., P.O. Box 132,Valparaiso, IN 46384-0132. Or, visit RetirementLifesGreatestAdventure.com for more information.

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