It occurred to me after writing the previous post that one could also split my longer list of seasons into just two. For many years I’ve mentally split the year into the dark and light halves, to be clever one could call them the SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and bright seasons.
SAD: Wet Fall, Icy Winter, Wet Winter, Cold Spring
Bright: Warm Spring, Pre-Summer, True Summer, Dry Fall
It’s interesting that even though the days of Cold Spring are the same or even slightly longer than Dry Fall, I’d still group it with the SAD seasons over the Bright ones. Something about the amount of cloud cover, I think.